Workshop report, Lisbon, Portugal, 26–29 October 2009:
This document reports on the programme Reduction of Earthquake Losses in the Extended (formerly Eastern) Mediterranean Region (RELEMR), which responds to the need of mobilizing scientific knowledge and technological know-how to assess earthquake hazards in the Extended Mediterranean Region (EMR) and to strengthen disaster mitigation measures. The topics covered include: seismicity, earthquake engineering, seismic hazard and risk mitigation including seismic hazard assessment and seismic zonation, the protection of historic buildings, loss-estimation studies, accelerometer networks and strong ground motion, seismo-volcanic investigations of earthquake swarms, earthquake catalogs, the relationship between recorded earthquakes and shear zone mineralization, and strategies for data sharing.
The report provides an overview of the outcome of the workshop convened in Lisbon, Portugal, on 26-29 October 2009, in the context of the implementation by the countries concerned of the Hyogo Framework for Action 2005-2015. Seventy-six (76) participants from the following countries attended the workshop and provided cases: Algeria, Austria, Cyprus, Egypt, France, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Malta, Morocco, Oman, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Sudan, Syria, the Palestinian Authority, Tunisia, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, and Yemen.