NERA (2010-2014) is an EC project that integrates key research infrastructures in Europe to monitor earthquakes and assess their hazard and risk to improve and make a long-term impact on the assessment and the reduction of the vulnerability of constructions and citizens to earthquakes.

  • NERA will combine expertise in observational and strong-motion seismology, modelling, geotechnical and earthquake engineering to integrate and facilitate the use of these infrastructures and access to data for research.
  • NERA will ensure high quality services, including access to earthquake data and parameters, and hazard and risk products and tools.
  • The activities of NERA are coordinated with other relevant EC-projects and European initiatives, and contribute to GEM, but also the ESFRI EPOS infrastructure. NERA also offers grants providing access to highly specialised facilities for research.

The NERA consortium consists of 28 participants (European universities and research centres) executing 22 different activities: 1 Management Activity, 9 Networking Activities (NA), 5 Joint Research Activities (JRA), 4 activities providing grants for Transnational Access (TA) and 3 specialised Service Access activities (SA).

NERA has a number of main objectives; NERA will:

  1. integrate the key research infrastructures in Europe to monitor, assess and prevent earthquake hazards
  2. cover analytical vulnerability assessment tools and mobile facilities for site characterization of constructions
  3. develop instruments, hazard and risk assessment, data processing and data dissemination
  4. support the reduction of vulnerability of European citizens and constructions to earthquakes
  5. foster international collaboration activities and further integration of the research field

For more information, please visit the NERA website.