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NERC Project funded

Informatics and GeoSciences have teamed up on a NERC-ESRC-AHRC funded GCRF Building Resilience project on Research for Emergency Aftershock Research (REAR)

Together with project partners Concern Worldwide, and a cross-disciplinary team including EPCC, Education and History, we will be exploring how mobile technology can be used to collect information to characterise evolving aftershock hazard and also used to deliver culturally appropriate information back to at risk communities in post-disaster ODA countries. We will deploy smart phones, seismometers and other devices in an area that has just experienced a significant earthquake, and conduct laboratory and shake-table experiments, to discover what information can be obtained and how best to organise rapid deployment and communication in such circumstances. This will develop our capacity for other projects under the auspices of the Edinburgh GeoHazards group, www.geos.ed.ac.uk/geosciences/node/28. It is providing an opportunity to continue working with Rosa Filgueira, now that she has taken up her post at BGS.