International Workshop for Regional Cooperation in Seismology and Earthquake Engineering in Central and South Asia

When, local time: 
Monday, 27 October 2014 - 9:00am to Thursday, 30 October 2014 - 7:00pm
Where: 
Kazakhstan, Almaty
Type of Event: 
Category 7-Seminar and Workshop
Contact: 
j.torres@unesco.org

This workshop will contribute to the understanding of the risks posed by earthquakes in the Asia region, thus giving the participants the opportunity to contribute to the health and safety of millions of people in the region.

The main agenda item of the workshop will be to improve earthquake location using multiple datasets from different countries. Waveform and arrival data from the national and other networks in the South and Central Asian regions will be combined in order to be processed during the workshop. The Helmholtz-Centre Potsdam - GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences has agreed to accept the data from each country prior to the workshop and combine the national data sets into a single data set that can be used at the workshop.

The International Workshop for Regional Cooperation in Seismology and Earthquake Engineering in South and Central Asia is co-sponsored by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), and the Helmholtz-Centre Potsdam - GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences. The co-sponsors have arranged workshop support through the International Science and Technology Center (ISTC).

This event is part of a series of workshops and training courses organized or sponsored in Central Asia by UNESCO, USGS, GFZ and other earth science organizations, on seismology, seismic hazard and risk assessment and mitigation with the overall aim to reducing earthquake losses. In 2013, the first International Workshop for Regional Cooperation in Seismology and Earthquake Engineering in South and Central Asia was held in Kathmandu, Nepal, and was attended by 70 scientists and engineers from 15 countries.