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Enhancement of the Strong Motion and Seismic Network in Turkey
SfP-Seismic Assessment 977484

Participants, Project Structure and Activities

The organizational and management structure of the project is shown in figure 1 and summarized in table 1. It is noted that we foresee the establishment of a steering committee consisting of six persons, with a virtual seat at METU. No one partner assumes primacy in dealing with any other. METU assumes responsibility in performing much of the coordination and background work. The General Directorate of Disaster Affairs will contribute manpower from the Division of Earthquake Research that already operates the national accelerometer system. The Scientific and Technical Research Council of Turkey Information is represented by two entities: The Marmara Research Center (MAM) and its Earth Sciences Unit as well as the Technologies and Electronics Research Institute (BILTEN).

Figure 1. Organizational Arrangements

Table 1. Sharing of Duties among Tasks

Participating Group
Coordinate, schedule site selection, instrument procurement, installation and testing, web site design, Advanced Research Workshop, maintain system
Local geology, site selection, send personnel for training, installation and testing, system maintenance and continued operation
Selection of station locations, instrument procurement (additional), installation and testing, Advanced Research Workshop
Local geology, site selection training junior scientists, Advanced Research Workshop
Local geology, training young scientists, selection of sites, installation and testing
Site selection, installation and testing, Advanced Research Workshop