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An advanced approach to earthquake risk scenarios with applications to different european towns (RISK-UE)

An advanced approach to earthquake risk scenarios with applications to different european towns (RISK-UE)

Objective

Decision makers in earthquake-prone cities need concrete figures of the possible impact of seismic event. RISK-UE will develop a general and modular methodology for creating earthquake-risk scenarios that concentrates on the distinctive features of European towns, including both current and historical buildings. It will be based on seismic-hazard assessment, a systematic inventory and typology of the elements at risk and an analysis of their relative value and vulnerability, in order to identify the weak points of urban systems. The resulting scenarios will give concrete figures of direct and indirect damage of possible earthquakes. With the participation of urban council representatives, the methodology will then be applied to seven selected cities from the EU and Eastern Europe for its adaptation and validation. A European cities network for seismic-risk reduction will be created during a final symposium.

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Coordinator

Bureau de Recherches Géologiques et Minières

Address

Avenue Claude Guillemin 3
45060 Orleans

France

Administrative Contact

Yves CARISTAN (Dr)

Participants (18)

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ARISTOTLE UNIVERSITY OF THESSALONIKI

Greece

AYUNTAMIENTO DE BARCELONA

Spain

CENTRAL LABORATORY FOR SEISMIC MECHANICS AND EARTHQUAKE ENGINEERING - BULGARIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCE

Bulgaria

COMMUNAUTE D'AGGLOMERATION DE NICE COTE D'AZUR

France

COMUNE DI CATANIA

Italy

GEOLOGIE TECTONIQUE ENVIRONNEMENT ET RISQUES

France

GEOPHYSICAL INSTITUTE - BULGARIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

Bulgaria

INSTITUT CARTOGRAFIC DE CATALUNYA

Spain

INSTITUTE FOR PROTECTION OF CULTURAL HERITAGE AND NATURAL RARITIES

INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR NUMERICAL METHODS IN ENGINEERING

Spain

MINISTRY OF PUBLIC WORKS AND LAND PLANNING

Romania

MUNICIPALITY OF BITOLA

MUNICIPALITY OF SOFIA

Bulgaria

ORGANIZATION FOR THE MASTER PLAN AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION OF THESSALONIKI

Greece

POLYTECHNIC OF MILAN

Italy

TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF CIVIL ENGINEERING OF BUCHAREST

Romania

UNIVERSITY 'ST. CYRIL AND METHODIUS'

UNIVERSITY OF GENOVA

Italy

Project information

Grant agreement ID: EVK4-CT-2000-00014

  • Start date

    1 February 2001

  • End date

    30 September 2004

Funded under:

FP5-EESD

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 477 643

  • EU contribution

    € 1 625 378

Coordinated by:

Bureau de Recherches Géologiques et Minières

France