MASSIVE - Mapping Seismic Vulnerability and Risk of Cities - is a European Project started in January 2010.
The main focus of MASSIVE is to provide Civil Protection with assessments of seismic hazard, seismic vulnerability and risk for buildings at local scale, as well as to estimate the traffic load due to uncontrolled city evacuation. The project allows running site specific earthquake scenarios and helps the local authorities, as well as organisations involved in Civil Protection and Emergency Response, to assess the likelihood for potential damage occurrence in the affected areas.
Two European pilot sites, heavily struck by earthquakes in the past, namely the North-Western part of Attica (Greece, earthquake of September 1999), and L’Aquila (Italy, earthquake of April 2009) have been selected for this purpose. The Project is financed by ECHO, the European Commission Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Directorate-General.
In this project information and active participation of End Users and other interested parties is regarded as an issue of highest importance for the dissemination of the project outcomes, and the collection of Users’ feedback, towards the implementation of future project developments and use.
The project is coordinated by NOA/ISARS and involves as a partner Planetek Italia, Institute of Geodynamics/NOA, National Technical University of Athens, GEOAPIKONISIS S.A. and Institute of Engineering Seismology and Earthquake Engineering.