Columbia Center for Hazards and Risk Research


Lamont Collaborates in International Workshop
on North Anatolian Fault Beneath the Northern Aegean

posted 05/25/01 1:OO PM EST

 Along with Italian, Turkish, and Greek collaborators, Lamont scientists will participate in a July-August workshop aimed at better understanding the behavior of the North Anatolian fault in the Northern Aegean Sea, a potential link to better understanding earthquake risk in both Turkey and Greece. The workshop will be followed by a press conference on August 2nd aboard Lamont's Ewing cruise vessel. The event will be held in Peraeus, near Athens, and will focus on future plans for a joint U.S.-Turkey-Greece project on seismic safety in the Aegean.

The behavior of segments of the North Anatolian fault underlying the Marmara and Aegean seas may be interdependent; thus, learning about the fault in one area may help scientists to understand it in the other.

The workshop will be held at the University of Thessaloniki from July 30 to August 1, 2001. Participants, which will include scientists from Columbia, the Institute of Marine Geology, CNR, Italy; the Marmara Research Center, Turkey, and Bogazici University, Turkey will discuss a proposed bathymetry survey in the Northern Aegean Sea, and the long-term strategy for collaborative investigations of the fault systems.

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