Bogazici Universitesi – Kandilli Observatory and Earthquake Research Institute (KOERI)
KOERI, established in 1868 as the Imperial Observatory, has a long tradition of earth observation and science. KOER’s National Earthquake Monitoring Center (NEMC) is a 24/7 operational center comprising 150 BB and 61 strong motion sensors at the national level. About 200 digital strong motion accelerographs are operated by KOERI as dense urban network in and around Istanbul (Rapid Response and Early Warning System). KOERI also operates 5 sea-floor multi-instrument observation systems in the Sea of Marmara and hosting the National Tsunami Warning Centre for Turkey under the ICG/NEAMTWS initiative. The previous MARsite relevant experience of KOERI includes the development of IEEWS (Istanbul Earthquake Early Warning System), IERRS (Istanbul Earthquake Rapid Response System); participation to SOSEWIN (Self Organizing Seismic Early Warning Information Network), EC-FP6 SAFER and NERIES Projects. Two other currently on-going FP7 projects are NERA “Network of European Research Infrastructures for Earthquake Risk Assessment and Mitigation” and SHARE “Seismic Hazard Harmonization in Europe”. Other international Projects KOERI is involved are “TerraFirma Extention, Tectonic Theme – TFX-TT”, EMME “Earthquake Model of the Middle East Region”, and GEMECD “Global Earthquake Model – Earthquake Consequence Database” projects. KOERI is also a partner of the FP-7 Project TRIDEC focusing on new technologies for real-time intelligent earth information management involving large volume of data including sensor systems, geo-information repositories and simulation and data-fusion tools to be used in Tsunami Early Warning Systems.