National Projects


Duration: 2020 – 2021

Principal Investigator: C.P. Evangelidis

Category: National Strategic Reference Framework (ESPA)

Description: A highly evolved software is developed for MT determination, oriented towards High-Performance Computing [HPC]. The program employs enhanced algorithms for waveform data selection via quality metrics in parallel execution. MT’s quality performance, for ~900 manual MT solutions in Greece between 2012 and 2021, was measured and proved to be highly efficient.

Principal Investigator: A. Ganas

Duration: 2020-2023

Category: National Strategic Reference Framework (ESPA)

Description: The project will develop a e-platform towards the continuous monitoring of critical infrastructure in the wider Gulf of Corinth area, within the limits of the Hellenic Supersite. The project combines both instrumental and remote monitoring and the development of fuzzy cognitive maps.

Principal Investigator: C.P. Evangelidis

Duration: 2020-2023

Category: 1st Call for H.F.R.I. Research Projects to Support Faculty Members & Researchers

Description: The main goal of SIREN is to map accurately and timely the high frequency (HF) energy emitted at the earthquake source region during large events. For this study we will perform backprojection analyses on well recorded earthquakes in Japan, Italy, Greece, Turkey, New Zealand and elsewhere. Our approach will require the removal of the site-effects part from all available records or at least to distinguish quantitatively good reference stations. As site effects at the recording stations have never been removed in similar studies so far, SIREN aims to develop such practices and test them with a fast and robust new software tool that will provide rapid calculations in parallel mode using multiple threads in CPUs and GPUs. The implementation of the project plan will lead towards an improved understanding of the earthquake rupture process. The high-frequency energy emitted during an earthquake is of great importance in seismic hazard assessment for certain critical infrastructures of the energy sector. In practice, the methods, tools, knowhow and experience will be directly exploited by consulting companies specialized on designing safety measures of critical infrastructures (e.g. nuclear power plants, dams).


Duration: 2018 – 2021

Principal Investigator: V. K. Karastathis

Category: National Strategic Reference Framework (ESPA), MIS 5030439, Τ1EDK-01020

Description: The coming times of seismology are undoubtedly the development and universal implementation of earthquake early warning systems. At the same time when seismological institutes from the most technologically advanced areas on the planet, such as California, are installing such systems to protect citizens, the Institute of Geodynamics, in collaboration with these international bodies, is embedding, adapting and evolving these modern technologies to the advantage of the Greek society. An original pilot early earthquake warning system, the ARIS system, aimed at its operational and commercial exploitation by the industry, was designed and implemented by the Institute of Geodynamics, together with one of the largest industrial operators in the domestic and European industry, MOTOROIL, two specialized seismological laboratories (NKUA, HMU), but also a company specialized in the development of technologies for safety issues (Satways). The system, immediately after the occurrence of a strong earthquake, and after a proper automated analysis of the first seconds of the recordings of the strong seismic motion, is able to immediately calculate the magnitude and epicenter of the earthquake, as well as the expected distribution of intensity in the wider area and send the appropriate alert notification. Based on the estimated intensity in relation to the vulnerability of the structures, it is decided to take measures. Notification of adjacent earthquakes is only a few seconds ahead, but it is considered sufficient to activate some automatic protection mechanisms.
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Principal Investigator: G. Drakatos

Duration: 2018-2020

Category: National Strategic Reference Framework (ESPA)

Description: The project will carry out an analysis and assessment of the seismic risk and the risk of tsunami in the Ionian Islands Region. The Ι.G. will  install seismic stations, tide gauge-meters and radon detection sensors. Project webpage:


Duration: 2017 – 2021

Principal Investigator: Akis Tselentis

Category: National Action “Reinforcement of the Research and Innovation Infrastructure”, funded by the Operational Programme “Competitiveness, Entrepreneurship and Innovation” (NSRF 2014-2020) and co-financed by Greece and the European Union (European Regional Development Fund)

Description: HELPOS aims to realize:
· A comprehensive nation-wide distributed observational infrastructure consisting of existing seismic and geodetic permanent monitoring networks.
· Dedicated observatories for multidisciplinary local data acquisition (volcanoes, in-situ fault-zone monitoring experiments, arrays of instrumented structures including the application of geophysics to Earth’s surface dynamics and environmental changes).
· Observatory to perform integrated research on spatial variability of ground motion and site effects including basin and valley effects, soil dynamics and structural monitoring of civil engineering structures.
· A network of experimental laboratories creating a single distributed research infrastructure for rock and mineral properties and analogue tectonic modeling.
· Facilities for data repositories as well as for integration, analysis, visualization, archiving and mining of various solid Earth datasets, including geophysical, geological, and geochemical observations.
· Facilities for distributed storage and computing resources for high performance computing and collaborative large-scale modeling.
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Principal Investigator: Akis Tselentis

Duration: 2017 – 2020

Category: National Action “Reinforcement of the Research and Innovation Infrastructure”, funded by the Operational Programme “Competitiveness, Entrepreneurship and Innovation” (NSRF 2014-2020) and co-financed by Greece and the European Union (European Regional Development Fund)


“In the framework of the GEORISK project, the hazard of strong earthquakes, tsunami waves as well as the volcanic hazard and their effects are studied in the area of the Eastern Corinthian Gulf, specialized in constructions of special interest, such as school buildings. In addition, the real problem of training population groups about seismic risk is addressed within the educational community, through specialized actions in schools.
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