Europe

SHARE

Hazard harmonisation in Europe

What makes SHARE unique is the strong integration and collaboration with engineers and engineering requirements, to actively contribute to safer building(s) in Europe. Their requirements guided SHARE deliverables, leading to measurable progress in all steps leading to a harmonized assessment of seismic hazard - in the definition of engineering requirements, in the collection of input data, in procedures for hazard assessment, and in engineering applications.

Main deliverables:

  • A community-based seismic hazard model for the Euro-Mediterranean region
  • All elements that are needed to create such model:
    • Euro-Mediterranean Fault Database & Subduction Model
    • Tectonic Regimes
    • Fault source and background model
    • GMPE logic tree
    • European earthquake catalogue
  • Engineering Deliverables
    • PSHA disaggregation
    • Uniform hazard spectra
  • A portal through which different hazard maps can be accessed for a range of return periods

SHARE covers the whole European territory, including Turkey and features eighteen institutions.

Read much more on SHARE and the outcomes on the SHARE website and the new European Facility for Earthquake Hazard & Risk website.

NERA

NERA integrates key research infrastructures in Europe to monitor earthquakes and assess their hazard and risk to improve and make a long-term impact on the assessment and the reduction of the vulnerability of constructions and citizens to earthquakes. The NERA consortium consists of 28 participants (European universities and research centres) executing 22 different activities: 1 Management Activity, 9 Networking Activities (NA), 5 Joint Research Activities (JRA), 4 activities providing grants for Transnational Access (TA) and 3 specialised Service Access activities (SA).

NERA is a European FP7-funded project that will continue until 2014. For more information see the NERA website

Building Inventory Meetings

Both in 2011 and 2012 building inventory meeting were held at the GEM Secretariat. They were aimed at discussing the related aspects of building inventory assembly, classification and validation. The owners of validation datasets collected through ground surveys in different parts of Europe came together to discuss the related issues in detail.