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Risk Mitigation for Earthquakes and Landslides

Objective

Earthquake and landslide risk is a public safety issue that requires appropriate mitigation measures and means to protect citizens, property, infrastructure and the built cultural heritage. Mitigating this risk requires integrated and coordinated action that embraces a wide range of organisations and disciplines. For this reason, the LESSLOSS IP is formulated by a large number of European Centres of excellence in earthquake and geotechnical engineering integrating in the traditional fields of engineers and earth scientists some expertise of social scientists, economists, urban planners and information technologists. The LESSLOSS project addresses natural disasters, risk and impact assessment, natural hazard monitoring, mapping and management strategies, improved disaster preparedness and mitigation, development of advanced methods for risk assessment, methods of appraising environmental quality and relevant pre-normative research. In order for the multi-disciplinary S&T ingredients of the project to be tackled in an efficient and productive manner, the research programme has been split into three distinct areas: physical environment, urban areas and infrastructures. For each one of this areas four main types of transversal fields have been identified as fundamental and capable of producing permanent effects on risk mitigation:
(i) instrumentation and monitoring,
(ii) methods and technologies to reduce vulnerability,
(iii) innovative approaches for design/assessment and
(iv) disaster scenarios and loss modelling. Within this general framework, specific objectives will be pursued, such as the development of innovative methods and approaches to design and assessment of structures and earth slopes for both short- and long-term implementation, the development of advanced monitoring techniques and devices, and the development, manufacturing and testing of innovative isolating and dissipating seismic devices.

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Coordinator

UNIVERSITÀ DEGLI STUDI DI PAVIA

Address

Strada Nuova, 65
Pavia

Italy

Administrative Contact

Gianmichele CALVI (Professor)

Participants (46)

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ENEL.NEWHYDRO S.R.L.

Italy

ALGA APPLICAZIONE LAVORAZIONE GIUNTI APPOGGI S.P.A.

Italy

ALGOSYSTEMS S.A.

Greece

ARISTOTLE UNIVERSITY OF THESSALONIKI

Greece

BUREAU DE RECHERCHES GEOLOGIQUES ET MINIERES

France

CENTRE INTERNACIONAL DE METODES NUMERICS EN ENGINYERIA

Spain

DENCO DEVELOPMENT & ENGINEERING CONSULTANTS LTD

Greece

PRESIDENZA DEL CONSIGLIO DEI MINISTRI - DIPARTIMENTO DELLA PROTEZIONE CIVILE

Italy

ENTE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE, L'ENERGIA E L'AMBIENTE

Italy

FACULDADE DE ENGENHARIA DA UNIVERSIDADE DO PORTO

Portugal

GEODYNAMIQUE ET STRUCTURE

France

ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI GEOFISICA E VULCANOLOGIA

Italy

INSTITUT NATIONAL POLYTECHNIQUE DE GRENOBLE

France

INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TECNICO

Portugal

ISTANBUL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY

Turkey

JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE

Italy

BOGAZICI UNIVERSITY

Turkey

LABORATÓRIO NACIONAL DE ENGENHARIA CIVIL

Portugal

MAURER SOEHNE GMBH & CO. KG

Germany

MIDDLE EAST TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY (DEPT. OF CIVIL ENG., DIS. MAN. RES. CTR., EARTHQUAKE ENG. RES. CTR., STRUCT. ENG. RES. UNIT)

Turkey

MUNICH REINSURANCE COMPANY

Germany

NECSO ENTRECANALES CUBIERTAS, S.A.

Spain

NORWEGIAN GEOTECHNICAL INSTITUTE

Norway

NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS

Greece

STAMATOPOULOS AND ASSOCIATES CO. LTD- GEOTECHNICAL AND EARTHQUAKE ENGINEERS

Greece

STUDIO GEOTECNICO ITALIANO S.R.L.

Italy

SWEDISH GEOTECHNICAL INSTITUTE

Sweden

THE UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL

United Kingdom

THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

United Kingdom

UNIVERSITE DE LIEGE

Belgium

UNIVERZA V LJUBLJANI, UNIVERSITY OF LJUBLJANA, FACULTY OF CIVIL AND GEODETIC ENGINEERING

Slovenia

UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE

United Kingdom

UNIVERSITY OF PATRAS

Greece

THE UNIVERSITY OF SURREY

United Kingdom

VCE HOLDING GMBH

Austria

VINCI CONSTRUCTION GRANDS PROJETS

France

CESI - CENTRO ELETTROTECNICO SPERIMENTALE ITALIANO 'GIACINTO MOTTA' SPA

Italy

COMMISSARIAT À L'ÉNERGIE ATOMIQUE'

France

INSA-LYON-INSTITUT NATIONAL DES SCIENCES APPLIQUÉES DE LYON

France

RHEINISCH-WESTFÄLISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN

Germany

STAP - REPARAÇAO, CONSOLIDAÇAO E MODIFICAÇAO DE ESTRUTURAS, S.A.

Portugal

UNIVERSIDAD POLITÉCNICA DE MADRID

Spain

UNIVERSITÀ DEGLI STUDI DI MILANO BICOCCA

Italy

UNIVERSITÀ DEGLI STUDI DI NAPOLI "FEDERICO II"

Italy

UNIVERSITÀ DI ROMA "LA SAPIENZA"

Italy

ÖSTERREICHISCHES FORSCHUNGS- UND PRÜFZENTRUM ARSENAL GES.M.B.H. (ARSENAL RESEARCH)

Austria

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 505448

  • Start date

    1 September 2004

  • End date

    31 August 2007

Funded under:

FP6-SUSTDEV

  • Overall budget:

    € 9 747 966

  • EU contribution

    € 6 430 000

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITÀ DEGLI STUDI DI PAVIA

Italy