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Strategies and tools for Real Time EArthquake RisK ReducTion

Strategies and tools for Real Time EArthquake RisK ReducTion

Objective

Earthquakes are a serious threat for many European countries, particularly those around the Mediterranean Sea. In many cities exposed to high earthquake hazard, a substantial proportion of the population still lives in buildings that do not meet modern earthquake-resistant standards. Preventive actions, such as retrofitting of structures, are essential, but they are not sufficient and cannot be applied easily on a large scale. Real-time actions focussing on decreasing the physical vulnerability and exposure of populations are a viable way to reduce earthquake risk.
The primary objective of REAKT is to improve the efficiency of real-time earthquake risk mitigation methods and their capability of protecting structures, infrastructures and populations. REAKT aims to develop methodologies that will enhance the quality of information provided by earthquake forecasting, early warning and real-time vulnerability systems, as well as establishing best practices for how to use all of this information in a unified manner. In order to be used effectively, such information needs to be combined into a fully probabilistic framework, including realistic estimates of the uncertainties involved, that is suitable for decision making in real time. The REAKT consortium draws together most of the main European institutes and research groups, in addition to major non-European institutes, that are working on different aspects of earthquake early warning and probabilistic models of operational forecasting. The project is divided into 7 scientific work packages that constitute a logical sequence from, at one end, the processes involved in earthquake generation and the physics of short-term seismic changes, to the other, the threatened people. through operational earthquake forecasting, early warning and rapid assessment of damage and vulnerability, decision making and capacity building, and the application of the developed methodologies to 12 strategic test cases.

Coordinator

AMRA - ANALISI E MONITORAGGIO DEL RISCHIO AMBIENTALE SCARL

Address

Via Nuova Agnano 11
80125 Napoli

Italy

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 1 070 320

Administrative Contact

Alfonso Rossi Filangieri (Dr.)

Participants (22)

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HELMHOLTZ ZENTRUM POTSDAM DEUTSCHESGEOFORSCHUNGSZENTRUM GFZ

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 759 998

EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 760 000

BUREAU DE RECHERCHES GEOLOGIQUES ET MINIERES

France

EU Contribution

€ 429 669

ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI GEOFISICA E VULCANOLOGIA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 420 000

ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 429 998,40

KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 160 000

Euro-Mediterranean Seismological Centre

France

EU Contribution

€ 298 200

CENTRO EUROPEO DI FORMAZIONE E RICERCA IN INGEGNERIA SISMICA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 250 860

VEDURSTOFA ISLANDS

Iceland

EU Contribution

€ 189 496

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France

EU Contribution

€ 770 000

THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 144 999

INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TECNICO

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 169 993

BOGAZICI UNIVERSITESI

Turkey

EU Contribution

€ 550 080

INSTITUTUL NATIONAL DE CERCETARE-DEZVOLTARE PENTRU FIZICA PAMANTULUI

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 110 000

UNIVERSITY OF ULSTER

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 143 557

PANEPISTIMIO PATRON

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 110 040

COUNCIL OF CARIBBEAN ENGINEERING ORGANISATIONS (CCEO) LIMITED BY GUARANTEE

Trinidad and Tobago

EU Contribution

€ 55 000

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

United States

THE UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST INDIES U WI*

Jamaica

EU Contribution

€ 49 980

NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSITY

Taiwan

Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism

Japan

ETHNIKO KAI KAPODISTRIAKO PANEPISTIMIO ATHINON

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 99 999,60

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 282862

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 September 2011

  • End date

    31 December 2014

Funded under:

FP7-ENVIRONMENT

  • Overall budget:

    € 10 111 177,79

  • EU contribution

    € 6 972 190

Coordinated by:

AMRA - ANALISI E MONITORAGGIO DEL RISCHIO AMBIENTALE SCARL

Italy