European Integration

The objectives of this networking activity are to integrate the European scientific and technical community in earthquake engineering and to foster cooperation of research infrastructures at the European and international level. This is achieved by:

A framework for a structured and sustainable collaboration of the European research infrastructures with research infrastructures of excellence in earthquake engineering outside the EU is established. Exchange of ideas on technical problems, exchange of data, definition of common interests and potential topics for parallel research in future, strategies for co-operation, adoption of common testing protocols and data formats will be facilitated by a web forum. Summary Reports with the outcomes and conclusions will be published.

The objective of co-ordination with international networks of earthquake engineering RTD is the exchange of information and synergies at the international level. The main aim is to outreach to Europe’s communities of S/T and practice in earthquake engineering, to increase awareness of the RTD capacity at the project’s research infrastructures, publicise TA opportunities there and disseminate RTD results.

Synergy and interaction with other Framework Programme projects will embrace the topics of the definition of the future European seismic testing facility (E-FAST), risk mitigation for earthquakes and landslides (LESSLOSS), novel developments in structural assessment monitoring and control (ACES), the creation of a network of research infrastructures for European seismology (NERIES) and the systemic seismic vulnerability and risk analysis for buildings, lifeline networks and infrastructures (SYNER-G).

A high level international Advisory Panel is set up to help develop a structure for sustainable international collaboration of research infrastructures in earthquake engineering. The Advisory Panel will guide and supervise a Strategic Agenda for international collaborative research in earthquake engineering leading to a permanent structure for the implementation of the Strategic Agenda and the management of collaborative research programmes.
 


Released Deliverables on European Integration
WP4 Announcement-Newsgroup web forum with research infrastructures outside the EU (.pdf, 849 kb)
This deliverable concerns itself with the form and function of the SERIES Announcement-Newsgroup web forum particularly in relation to the engagement of earthquake engineering research infrastructures from outside of the European Union. The design principles and layout of the Announcement-Newsgroup web forum are described and usage statistics presented.
 
WP4 Reports of international collaboration, with conclusions of Web Forum exchange (.pdf, 802 kb) version July 2013
The scope of this Deliverable is to summarize the collaborative activity undertaken between members of the SERIES consortium and institutions of earthquake engineering research from outside of the EU during the course of the SERIES project. The Deliverable is an output of Task NA3.2 ‘Collaboration with international earthquake engineering research infrastructures’.
 
WP4 Reports of international collaboration, with conclusions of Web Forum exchange (.pdf, 283 kb) version February 2011
 
WP4 Report of co-oordination with networks on earthquake engineering and related FP projects (.pdf, 610 kb)
The scope of this Deliverable is to summarize the interaction of SERIES with international, European and national networks in earthquake engineering, as well as with other FP projects on earthquake engineering or closely related topics. The main objective of co-ordination with international networks was the exchange of information and synergies. Coordination at European and national level ‒including interaction with other FP projects ‒ mainly aimed at reaching out to Europe’s communities of S/T and practice in earthquake engineering, increasing awareness of the RTD capacity at the project’s research infrastructures, publicizing TA opportunities, and disseminating RTD results.
 
WP4 International Advisory Panel for collaborative research in earthquake engineering (.pdf, 148 kb)
The role of the International Advisory Panel (IAP) of the SERIES project is to guide and supervise a European Strategic Research Agenda for sustainable international collaborative research in earthquake engineering. It comprises a small number of experts, notably (in alphabetic order) Dr E.C. Carvalho, GAPRES, Lisbon (PT), Prof. A.S. Elnashai, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Ill (USA), Dr A. Pinto, Inst. for Protection and Security of the Citizen, JRC (EU) and Prof. A. Plumier, Université de Liège (BE).

WP4 Strategic Agenda for international collaborative research in earthquake engineering - updated version (.pdf, 1.4 Mb)
One of the aims of the project is to set up a high level International Advisory Panel to help develop a structure for sustainable international collaboration of research infrastructures in earthquake engineering. The panel guides and supervises a Strategic Agenda for international collaborative research in earthquake engineering, leading to a permanent structure for the implementation of the Strategic Agenda and the management of collaborative research programmes.

WP4 Training courses at research infrastructures (.pdf, 622 kb)
Six free of charge training courses were organized at research infrastructures offering Transnational Access within the framework of SERIES. These courses were addressed to research and technical personnel from research infrastructures in the project, or from external ones, for enhancement of human resources and EU-wide integration of methodologies in experimental RTD in earthquake engineering. The subject of the courses ranged from good practice in the operation of testing facilities, advances in seismic testing techniques, maintenance of lab equipment, seismic qualification of products and systems, etc.
 
WP4 1st International Workshop Conclusions (.pdf, 1.45 Mb)
The 1st Workshop of SERIES Project took place in Iasi (RO) on July 13th and 14th, 2009, hosted by the Technical University of Iasi (TUIasi). The Workshop was attended by 100 people, many of them being non-members of the SERIES Project team.

WP4 2nd International Workshop Conclusions (.pdf, 275 kb)
The 2nd Workshop of SERIES Project took place in Ohrid (MK), hosted by the Institute for Earthquake Engineering and Engineering Seismology (IZIIS, Skopje (MK)). It was held on September 2nd, 2010, in conjunction with the 14th European Conference on Earthquake Engineering (14ECEE). The Workshop was on the “Role of Research Infrastructures in Performance-based Earthquake Engineering”, including also a special session on “Qualification of Research Infrastructures”.
 
WP4 3rd International Workshop Conclusions (.pdf, 734 kb)
The 3rd SERIES Workshop was hosted by the Technical University of Istanbul (ITU) in Istanbul, Turkey. This two-day Workshop was held on February 8-9, 2012. The topic of the Workshop was the “Role of Research Infrastructures in Seismic Rehabilitation”. Its main aim was to present RTD results of  completed TA activities within the SERIES project and to enhance ties between the Turkish Earthquake Engineering Community and SERIES partners.
 
WP4 Concluding Workshop Proceedings (.pdf, 632 kb)
The SERIES Concluding Workshop was hosted by the JRC in Ispra, Italy (May 28-30, 2013). This three-day Workshop on “Earthquake Engineering Research Infrastructures” was  jointly organized with the George E. Brown, Jr., Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES, USA) and was dedicated to the memory of Prof. Roy Severn. Its main aim was to present the outcomes of the SERIES project (in particular RTD results of completed TA activities) and parallel developments within the US-NEES.
 
WP4 Minutes/reports of External Scientific Committee (.pdf, 143 kb)
 
WP4 Minutes/reports of External Scientific Committee (.pdf, 140 kb)
 
WP4 Minutes/reports of External Scientific Committee  (.pdf, 363 kb)
 
WP4 Minutes/reports of External Scientific Committee (.pdf, 972 kb)
 

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