Summary of the project
In the last years there has been a growing concern in the scientific community working on seismic risk regarding the need for widening the scope of risk studies, in order to achieve a better understanding not only of the physical direct damage due to earthquakes, but also of the comprehensive response of a system at different scales. Another important issue should be to improve the communication between the scientific community and the end-users: i.e., public administrations and decision makers.
To attempt the achievement of those objectives, the SERGISAI project developed a computer prototype where a complete methodology for seismic risk assessment has been implemented. An important feature of this prototype is the guidance of end users in making risk assessment at different geographical scales: local, sub-regional and regional. Different goals are pursued at each scale, and different information is also needed.
The software prototype is a computational hypermedia environment which allows the user to access several components such as codes written in various languages, GIS routines, and Artificial Intelligence applications.
SERGISAI - Contract Number: ENV4-CT96-0279 (DG 12 DTEE)
Project Coordinator: Gaetano Zonnozonno@irrs.mi.cnr.it