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This workshop will be held in the Conference Center of Antakya Municipality from September 30 to October 2, 2010. The workshop will be organized by Mustafa Kemal University, Antakya, Bauhaus-Universitat Weimar, Germany and Middle East Technical University, Ankara. The goal of the workshop is to present the findings of the SERAMAR project to a wide audience and inform the local governments, the municipality, practitioners and citizens of this historic city about the seismic risk under which they live. The workshop is intended as a public outreach, but presentation of similar studies in other regions is encouraged.
The SERAMAR name is the abreviation of the title :Seismic Risk Assessment and Mitigation in the Antakya-Maras Region on the basis of Microzonation, Vulnerability and Preparedness Studies.
Description of the project SERAMAR
The objective of the project is to utilize current tools for earthquake risk mitigation within an environment where research entities from the European Research Area, local universities in Turkey and professional associations as well as local governments are able to establish a unique partnership that would serve as a model for similar future endeavors. The steps might be encapsulated as:
The thorough microzonation of an urban area being situated in a seismically exposed region of Turkey in the forefront of a damaging seismic event. This will need to be preceded by a complete documentation of the exposed building stock and its overall characteristics.
The assessment of hazard, vulnerability, strategies and measures for risk mitigation, and improvement of preparedness.
The protection and conservation of cultural heritage against earthquake-induced effects.
Demonstration of the benefits of the study to local governments that will be involved in the studies.