Laboratory of Geophysics & Seismology

The Geophysics and Seismology Laboratory (GSL) of the Department of Natural Resources and Environment of the Technological Educational Institute of Crete fulfills theoretical and applied aspects in the fields of Seismology, Physics Earth’s Interior and Applied Geophysics. The Laboratory is in bidirectional collaboration with the Laboratory of Measurements and Instrumentation of the Department of Electronics of T.E.I Crete and with the Division of Natural Resources and Natural Disasters of the Center for Technological Research of Crete.

In particular, the scientific research focuses on a multidisciplinary study involving: earthquake disaster, seismotectonics, earthquake precursors, seismic space-time evaluation and management of seismic hazards, microzonation studies, earthquake sequences studies, deformation and structure of the crust and upper mantle of the Earth, mathematical simulation of fluids, physics of the geomaterial, paleomagnetisms and the study of Earth’s interior based on geophysical methodologies prospecting (gravimetric, magnetic, seismic, electric, electromagnetic, radiometric and magnetotelluric). Research emphasis is driven in the direction of the determination of the structure of uppermost layers due the imposed financial, environmental and archaeological (archaeometry) interest.