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Urban Prevention Strategies using Macroseismic and Fault Sources (UPStrat-MAFA)

Aims at developing knowledge based disaster prevention policies by studying, designing, developing, testing and implementing innovative approaches, techniques and tools to consistently link prevention measures to preparedness and response needs.

The project will cover all the issues that need to be addressed for the development of the proposed research and achieve measurable progress beyond the state-of-the-art for risk analysis and prevention strategies.

The deliverables will include the development of hazard probability assessment, risk analysis and disaster prevention strategies for the support of real time decisions in the post event phase.


Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia (INGV)
Via di Vigna Murata,605
I-00143 Roma

Project coordinators

Instituto Superior Tecnico – PT
Laboratorio Nacional de Engenharia Civil – PT
Agencia Estatal Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas – ES
Earthquake Engineering Research Centre - IS

Presentation at the kick off meeting 6/2/12