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2019-03-12

Shake-table dynamic tests on a steel silo filled with wheat: SEismic Response of Actual steel SILOS (SERA-SILOS)

Shake-table dynamic tests on a steel silo filled with wheat: SEismic Response of Actual steel SILOS (SERA-SILOS)

Since February 25th, at the Eucentre Foundation ShakeLab, shake-table dynamic tests are being carried out on a full scale steel silo (supplied by AGI Frame) filled with wheat.

The tests are performed on the mono-axial shake-table (7m x 5.6m) in order to evaluate the silo behaviour subjected to seismic actions both in fixed and base isolated configuration.

The experimentation is part of the Transnational Access framework of the SERA project.

2018-12-03

Strong motion site characterization Workshop

Strong motion site characterization Workshop

Within the framework of NA5 "Networking databases of site and station characterization" of the SERA-EU project (see SERA-NA5 description for further details) a workshop is being organized, devoted to the proposition of guidelines and recommendations for common best practice procedures of site-effects characterization at the seismic strong motion stations, in terms of indicators and quality metrics. Moreover, it will discuss the road map for strong motion site characterization in Europe in the next 10 years. All topics are related to the SERA and EPOS activities on connecting infrastructures and communities in the field of site characterization.

Scientists and practitioners in geophysics, engineering seismology and geotechnical engineering, building code experts as well as network operators are welcome to discuss on the state of the art of site characterization at seismic stations worldwide and on the guideline propositions. Find more ifnormation here.
Additionally, a training course on Ambient Vibration Techniques for Site Characterization and an open workshop on recent advanced techniques for site characterization are proposed. Find further details here.

2019-02-05

SERA European Seismic Risk Model Workshop

SERA European Seismic Risk Model Workshop

One of the Joint Research Activities of the Horizon 2020-funded project SERA is entitled a 'Risk modelling framework for Europe'. As part of these research activities, a seismic risk model for Europe is being developed and will be presented for the first time at this workshop. The main aim of the workshop will be to obtain feedback on the model, such that it can be updated and released in April 2020.

The SERA European Seismic Risk Model Workshop which will take place from 12th - 13th September 2019 at Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey and  aims to bring together experts from academia and industry (i.e. insurance, reinsurance, disaster risk, cat modelling, engineering) across Europe in order to cover a wide range of stakeholders and use cases for the seismic risk model. Every contribution to this event is highly appreciated.

If you are interested in attending the workshop, please register through the website that has been set up for the workshop and contact Helen Crowley.
Registration will be open until the capacity of the workshop is reached; afterwards, interested particpants will be added to a waiting list.

2018-11-07

Successful EPOS-ERIC Launch Ceremony

Successful EPOS-ERIC Launch Ceremony

Running in parallel, SERA and EPOS-IP offer numerous opportunities to benefit from each other, especially regarding advancements in the data and products offered in EPOS through virtual and physical access.

As the first EU-level intergovernmental organisation for solid earth sciences, EPOS was granted the status "European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC)". 

This was officially celebrated with a launch ceremony on 7 November 2018  at the Headquarter of the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR) in Rome (Italy) in the presence of the Vice-Minister for Education, University and Research Lorenzo Fioramonti, the Director General for Research and Innovation of the European Commission Jean-Eric Paquet, the President of the INGV Carlo Doglioni.

The EPOS Coordinator Massimo Cocco has described the EPOS infrastructure and highlighted the importance of sharing scientific data and products and developing services to facilitate open access and use of scientific data.

Events

11 - 12 March 2019, L'Aquila (Italy)
SERA WP7 Workshop
Find out more here

15 - 16 May 2019, Edinburgh (UK)
SERA Annual Meeting 2019
SERA participants can register here until 1 March 2019

6 - 7 June 2019, Belgrade (Serbia)
SERA Workshop 'EIDA and the Balkans' 
Register here as soon as possible

12 - 13 September 2019, Istanbul (Turkey)
SERA European Seismic Risk Model Workshop
If interested, register here and contact Helen Crowley (helen.crowley@eucentre.it)

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