Activities

The Geophysics and Seismology Laboratory (GSL) is in charge to provide research activities and services in:

  • Seismic Risk investigations in rural and urban areas and/or at sites of major infrastructures.
  • Microzonation studies for seismic hazard mitigation in cities or populated areas.
  • Studies of seismic precursors tracing in areas of high or low seismic activity.
  • Seismic source and strong ground motion research for designing major infrastructures.
  • Seismotectonic studies for the location of active faults.
  • Participation in structure vulnerability studies due to potential seismic load in conjunction with soil category.
  • Designing emergency response scenarios to potential earthquake disaster in specific regions.
  • Seminars, lectures and publications aimed to inform the public on earthquakes and on the means of protection and hazard mitigation. Emphasis is given to inform students in Primary and Secondary Education
  • Geophysical research
  • Problem solving in engineering seismology and geology (i.e. identification of the depth and topography of the base rock for the foundation of major bridges, dams, port infrastructures, e.t.c).
  • Seismic Tomography studies
  • Geoelectric Tomography studies
  • Application of Seismic Refraction and Seismic Reflection studies.
  • Physics of Geo-material
  • Production and dissemination of Thematic maps, (geological, land use, geomorphological and geophysical maps, e.t.c)
  • Production and dissemination of digital orthophotos (ortho-images)
  • Digital Terrain Modeling (D.T.M)
  • Land use and management
  • Geoenvironmental and Natural Resources Monitoring and Protection
  • Spatial Distribution and monitoring of geo-environmental phenomena