Probabilistic seismic and tsunami hazard assessments

TRANSFER

Tsunami Risk ANd Strategies For the European Region

The main goal is to contribute to the understanding of tsunami processes in the Euro-Mediterranean region, to the tsunami hazard, vulnerability and risk assessment, and to identifying the best strategies for reduction of tsunami risk.

DESIRE

Time Dependency of Seismic Hazard

The seismicity of the Middle East is characterised by a large number of damaging earthquakes coupled to the Dead Sea Transform Fault (DSTF) and other regional tectonic faults. The project - DESIRE (DEad Sea Integrated REsearch Project) will concentrate on the Dead Sea Basin as the central part of the Dead Sea Transform Fault (DSTF).

NERIES

NEtwork of Research Infrastructures for European Seismology

Seismic hazard has traditionally been assessed at a national level in Europe. In the frame of NERIES Section 2.6 has the intension to update a unified earthquake catalogue up to present time and develop techniques and infrastructure to re-compute the hazard maps automatically whenever new significant data become available.

GEM1

European Earthquake Modellling

Seismic Hazard and Seismic Risk for Europe

GSHAP

Global Seismic Hazard Assessment Program (GSHAP)

The Global Seismic Hazard Assessment Program (GSHAP) was launched in 1992 by the International Lithosphere Program (ILP) with the support of the International Council of Scientific Unions (ICSU), and endorsed as a demonstration program in the framework of the United Nations International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction (UN/IDNDR).

D-A-CH

Seismic Hazard Assessment for the D-A-CH countries
(Germany D, Austria A, Switzerland CH)

The seismic hazard assessment for the D-A-CH countries (Germany D, Austria A, and Switzerland CH) started in 1993 as an initiative from the GFZ Potsdam. The D-A-CH countries became then the test area for the Global Seismic Hazard Assessment Program (GSHAP) activities at the GSHAP Regional Centre - chaired by G. Gr√ľnthal - at the GFZ Potsdam.

Probability seismic hazard assessments were carried out, based on a joint earthquake catalogue for the study area and a common model of seismic source zones.

DFNK

Seismic hazard for the Lower Rhine Embayment

A selected set of 48 derived seismic hazard maps for the Lower Rhine Embayment was created, i.e. for different probability levels of exceedence, for different ground motion parameter and for different fractiles.

SESAME

Seismotectonic and Seismic Hazard Assessment of the Mediterranean Basin

The IGCP project SESAME (Seismotectonic and Seismic Hazard Assessment of the Mediterranean Basin) was focussed on the extension of the uniform seismic source zone model derived within GSHAP for Europe north of the Mediterranean (GSHAP Regions 3 at the GFZ) to the south.

HORA

Seismic Hazard Map for Austria

The Section 2.6 "Seismic Hazard and Stress Field" has calculated the Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Map for Austria in the frame of the Project HORA (HOchwasserRisikozonierung Austria - Flood Risk Zonation Austria) as agreed with AonRE and of the VVO  (Austrian Insurance Association).

 

ITER

Seismic Hazard Assessement for the ITER Project

Probabilistic seismic hazard assessment PSHA for potential sites of the nuclear fusion research reactor ITER with special emphasis on the PSHA of the ITER-site Cadarache in the Provence, France.

Vanuatu

Probabilistic seismic hazard assessment for Vanuatu

Probabilistic seismic hazard assessment for Vanuatu (S-Pacific) at the GFZ Potsdam on the basis of co-operation with IRD Géoscience Azur and SOPAC