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Assessment and mitigation of Earthquake Hazard in Sahary area, South Egypt - Abdelnasser Mohamed - Egypt

Awarded: NOK 52,000

Since the applicant has already a PhD in seismology the proposed visit to Norway has a fourfold expected outcome: 1) The visit is planned with a lot of work in four intimately connected areas: Hazard, soil amplification, vulnerability and mitigation. The background of the applicant together with the NORSAR staff enthusiasm to work on this should be a good guarantee for good technical outcomes. 2) NORSAR has worked many places in the world, but never in Egypt or the Middle East. Since there is no current c ooperation between Egypt and Norway within seismology (and to the best of our knowledge also not much in solid earth sciences) the planned research visit can be an ice-breaker that can pave the way for more cooperation within seismology and possibly also within other solid earth sciences. This visit will have many benefits, not only to Egypt but also to Norway. The applicant will bring new data from Egypt (earthquake records, soil types, engineering structures etc), bringing to NORSAR (Norway) for the fir st time good information about the seismic activity of Egypt. It should in particular be mentioned that the applicant intend also to visit the University of Bergen which is the second centre for seismology in Norway in order to establish contacts also to this side. 3) When the applicant will come for a longer period to NORSAR, he will meet with scientists from many parts of the world who share concern about earthquake risk. The visit will be part of expanding and building on a global science network in se ismology and earthquake engineering. 4) The technical work will require use of a multitude of old and new software. The experience, access and availability to these tools will in the medium and long term be beneficial for a larger Egyptian seismological c ommunity since all advances gained through the planned visit will be shared with colleagues in Egypt both during and after the research visit.

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