The 7 involved Research Units (RUs) will make use of all their best scientific and technological skills spanning from seismotectonics to multidisciplinary geophysics (high resolution seismic techniques, aeromagnetism, aerogravimetry, electric tomography), including seismology (strong motion, weak motion, microtremor data analysis, surface waves techniques), geology, geomorphology and ground motion simulation in complex media (also in 2D and 3D).

The data collection and analysis will be performed at different levels of detail ranging from regional scale to the scale of individual geological and geomorphologic structures. The variable scale of the proposed analyses will allow sites of special interest for the presence of historical heritage or single strategic buildings to be analyzed with the appropriate level of detail. Obtaining results of practical interest for the local authorities will require a close interaction with the Earthquake Engineering community which may guarantee high scientific standards and acces to pertinent information at both the national and local scale.

In this framework a fully multidisciplinary approach to the analysis of available data may play a crucial role. As a result of this process the investigated areas will become a scientific laboratory where all modeling techniques aimed at understanding and reproducing the effects of earthquake ground shaking will be easily tested and calibrated.

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