SERA — H2020-INFRAIA-2016-2017/H2020-INFRAIA-2016-1

SERA is the “Seismology and Earthquake Engineering Research Infrastructure Alliance for Europe”, responding to the priorities identified in the call INFRAIA-01-2016-2017 Research Infrastructure for Earthquake Hazard.

The overall objective of SERA is to give a significant contribution to improve the access to data, services and research infrastructures, and deliver solutions based on innovative R&D in seismology and earthquake engineering, aiming at reducing the exposure of our society to the risk posed by natural and anthropogenic earthquakes.
To this end, SERA will: Involve the communities involved in previous successful projects including NERA and SERIES; Offer transnational access to the largest collection of high-class experimental facilities in earthquake engineering; Offer virtual access to the main data and products in seismology and anthropogenic seismicity; Promote multi-disciplinary science across the domains of seismology, anthropogenic seismicity, near-fault observatories and deep underground laboratories, to achieve an improved understanding of earthquake occurrence; Revise the European Seismic Hazard reference model for consideration in the ongoing revision of the Eurocode 8; Develop the first comprehensive framework for seismic risk modeling at European scale; Develop the new standards for future experimental observations in earthquake engineering and for the design of future instruments and networks for observational seismology; Develop reliable methodologies for real-time assessment of shaking and damage; Expand access to seismological observations; Network infrastructures and communities in the fields of deep seismic sounding, experimental earthquake engineering and site characterization; Provide an important contribution to the construction and validation of EPOS; Provide effective communication and outreach to all stakeholders.

31 worldwide known European institutions are involved in the SERA project. As a strategic part of the project, Transnational Access to 10 high-class European experimental facilities for earthquake engineering, integrated studies on geotechnical site effects and engineering seismology, and array seismology is provided to the most talented research teams.


Transnational Access Research Infrastructures:

February 21, 2020

Shake table tests of a special risk industrial facility at EUCENTRE Laboratories

On February 24th, after 8 months of design, analysis and installation, the SERA SPIF (Seismic Performance of multi-component systems in special risk Industrial Facilities) shake table […]
December 17, 2019

SlabSTRESS TA project at JRC ELSA Reaction Wall

The SlabSTRESS Transnational Access project was successfully completed at the ELSA Reaction Wall. The team of users comprised 14 researchers from Politecnico di Milano (Italy), École […]
October 21, 2019

Blind prediction contest on flat-slab structures

The SlabSTRESS (Slab STructural RESponse for Seismic design in Europe) project is part of the SERA Transnational Access activities at the ELSA Reaction Wall of the […]