SEismic Risk evaluation through integrated use of Geographical Information Systems and Artificial Intelligence techniques

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.

  1. Methodology
  2. Definition of the prototype
  3. Application of the prototype at different scales
  4. The prototype as a decision support tool
  5. Project Activities



SERGISAI - Contract Number: ENV4-CT96-0279 (DG 12 DTEE)

Project Coordinator: Gaetano Zonno

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