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New challenges for Urban Engineering Seismology

Objective

Recent devastating earthquakes and induced seismicity near infrastructures must become the centrepiece of analysis in reducing risk and increasing resilience, facing up to global urban population growth in the coming decades and the concentration of wealth in cities. The prediction of seismic ground motion and response of structures are key issues in reduction of seismic urban risk. There is therefore a demand for highly trained scientists with a broad understanding of engineering seismology and earthquake engineering, skills being essential in academic research, in private companies with activities related to risk mitigation and energy facilities and for policy makers. The URBASIS project aims to provide a multi-disciplinary training platform for ESR in order to develop their individual project and to promote their entrepreneurship and their employability toward the academic, private and insurance or decision-making sector. High-quality supervision of the ESR will be ensured through the international recognition of the URBASIS partners. A comprehensive set of transferable skills will be developed through innovative and interdisciplinary joint research projects between academic and non-academic partners on the prediction of seismic hazard in urban areas considering low probability/high consequences events and induced seismicity related to the exploitation of energy resources; the seismic ground motion prediction within the non-free-field urban area; the coupling between ground motion and structures/infrastructures responses for natural and induced seismicity including time dependency vulnerability; and the systemic risk of interconnected urban systems. URBASIS will create a lasting collaboration for the establishment of a European network of academic and non-academic experts, improving the interface with decision-makers. Advanced capacities in modelling and predicting seismic impact in cities will be got, putting the urban environment as the centrepiece of URBASIS.

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2018
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-ITN-ETN - European Training Networks

Coordinator

UNIVERSITE GRENOBLE ALPES
Address
621 Avenue Centrale
38058 Grenoble
France
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 824 406,12

Participants (7)

HELMHOLTZ ZENTRUM POTSDAM DEUTSCHESGEOFORSCHUNGSZENTRUM GFZ
Germany
EU contribution
€ 505 576,80
Address
Telegrafenberg 17
14473 Potsdam
Activity type
Research Organisations
THE UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 909 517,68
Address
Brownlow Hill 765 Foundation Building
L69 7ZX Liverpool
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FUGRO FRANCE SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 274 802,04
Address
Le Carillon 5-6, Esplanade Charles Rue Des Fontanot
92000 Nanterre
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 281 276,64
Address
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 522 999,36
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 486 035,28
Address
Kedea Building, Tritis Septemvriou, Aristotle Univ Campus
54636 Thessaloniki
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI OCEANOGRAFIA E DI GEOFISICA SPERIMENTALE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 261 499,68
Address
Borgo Grotta Gigante 42/C
34010 Sgonico-trieste
Activity type
Research Organisations

Partners (5)

Münchener Rückversicherungsgesellschaft AG
Germany
Address
Königinstrasse 107
80802 München
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
GIE AXA
France
Address
Avenue Matignon 23
75008 Paris
Activity type
Other
Résonance Ingénieurs-Conseils SA
Switzerland
Address
21 Rue Jacques Grosselin
1227 Carouge
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AON UK LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
8 Devonshire Square
EC2M 4PL London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITE GUSTAVE EIFFEL
France
Address
5 Boulevard Descartes Campus De Marne-la-valle
77454 Marne-la-vallee
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments