Professor Anastasia A. Kiratzi


Project Leader / coordinator in Research projects


  1. HELPOS – Hellenic Plate Observing System, (MIS 5002697) which is implemented under the Action “Reinforcement of the Research and Innovation Infrastructure”, funded by the Operational Programme "Competitiveness, Entrepreneurship and Innovation" (NSRF 2014-2020) and co-financed by Greece and the European Union (European Regional Development Fund).
  2. Safe-Schools: An innovative system of early warning for the protection of schools and critical facilities from earthquakes and other natural disasters, State-Aid action: Research-Create-Innovate” funded by the Operational Program Competiveness, Entrepreneurship and Innovation 2014-2020.
  3. Graduate Programme “Applied and Environmental Geology”, 2014-2020.
  4. Cephalonia 2014 earthquake sequence study, funded by the Earthquake Planning and Protection Organization of Greece (2014-2015).
  5. SITE-CLASSIFICATION: Characterization of site conditions in Greece for realistic seismic ground motion simulations: pilot application in urban areas, THALES, European Union (ESF) and national funds, 2012 – 2015.
  6. Contribution of the Department of Geophysics (AUTH) in the operation of the Hellenic Seismological Network, Earthquake Planning and Protection Organization, 2012-2015.
  7. Specific Study of the 26 January 2014 earthquake in Cephalonia, Earthquake Planning and Protection Organization 2014 - 2015.
  8. Turkey-Greece cross border seismicity: velocity models, moment tensors, slip models, ShakeMaps based on knowledge transfer and a joint database repository; General Secretariat of Research & Technology (GSRT), 2010-2013.
  9. Seminar “Monuments under seismic load” – Earthquake Planning and Protection Organization, 2011.
  10. Common strategies in earthquake hazard assessment and seismological data exchange between Turkey and Greece, Bilateral Cooperation between Greece – Turkey; GSRT 2006 – 30.09.2008 (co-Project Leader: P.M. Hatzidimitriou).
  11. Cross border cooperation between universities and educational institutes in the field of natural disasters and environmental education], INTERREG IIIA, GREECE – FYROM, 2006 – 30.6.2008.
  12. Contribution of advanced methods of Geosciences in seismic risk management with emphasis to the built environment of the North Aegean Sea Islands); (General Secretariat of Research and Technology, GSRT, [PEP –NAEGEAN], 2006 – 31.05.2008.
  13. Shake Maps for Strong Earthquakes in Greece, Bilateral Cooperation Greece – USA, 2005 – 2007; GSRT, 2006 – 30.03.2008.
  14. Thematic Network “Management of natural risks using space technologies and GIS systems” GEOIMPACT, Funded by Research Committee, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 2005 – 2007.
  15. Development of an Information System for Natural Risk Management in the Mediterranean (SyNaRMa), INTERREG III, STRAND B– ARCHIMED /INTEGRATED AND SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT OF CULTURAL AND NATURAL RESOURCES AND OF LANDSCAPES AND RISK MANAGEMENT/ 3.3 Management, prevention and reduction of natural risks: drought, desertification, fires, earthquakes / 353. Protection, improvement and regeneration of the natural environment, Project Leader from the Department of Geophysics partnership, 2006 – 31.12.2007.
  16. Contribution of Seismology, Geology and Geophysics in the identification of active tectonic structures and to the simulation of expected ground motions at selected sites: emphasis in the area of Macedonia and Thrace, EPEAEK: Pythagoras II Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs, (2005 – 31.12.2007).
  17. Estimation de l’aléa sismique en Grèce occidentale en utilisant des donnes sismologiques et géophysiques, GSRT, Bilateral Cooperation, France – Greece, 2005- 2007.
  18. Development of common methods to study source parameters for earthquakes in Greece and Slovenia and strong ground motion simulation in selected sites, GSRT, Bilateral Cooperation, Slovenia – Greece, 2005 - 2007.
  19. Development of procedures for the rapid estimation of ground shaking from earthquakes in Greece for emergency response, GSRT, Bilateral Cooperation Greece – USA, 2003 - 2005.
  20. SEIS-IMPACT: A system to evaluate the seismic impact to the build environment of the Prefecture of Thessaloniki, GSRT - EPAN 2003 – 2005.
  21. An integrated study of cross- boundary seismicity between Turkey and Greece, GSRT, Bilateral Cooperation Turkey – Greece, 2003 – 2005.
  22. Seismic Source studies in Greece with emphasis on the detailed study of the intermediate – depth earthquakes in the southern Aegean area, Earthquake Planning and Protection Organization, 2000 – 2003.
  23. Quantification of present day tectonics in Albania, GSRT, 2002 - 2003.
  24. Seismotectonics and Seismic Hazard Assessment in Albania, GSRT, 1998 – 2002.
  25. Engineering Seismology, GSRT, 1998.
  26. Detailed seismotectonic structure in the Aegean Sea and the surrounding lands based on the focal mechanisms of moderate size earthquakes, Earthquake Planning and Protection Organization, 1997.
  27. Seismological research in the Aegean area with emphasis on seismic-source and propagation properties to define the seismic hazard in Greece, Earthquake Planning and Protection Organization), 1993.
  28. Study of the isoseismals of Kalamata earthquakes, Earthquake Planning and Protection Organization, 1986.


Participation in research projects as key scientist

29.     Participation of the Geophysical Laboratory of AUTH to the operation of the Hellenic Unified Seismologic Network, EPPO, 2009-2011.

30.     Network development of seismological and geodetic observations in the region of Ionian Islands, PEP Ionian Islands, 2006-2008.

31.       Geophysical prospection in the property of the Hellenic Red Cross (former public property ABK 409) at Michaniona Thessaloniki, 2008

32.     Seismic imaging beneath the Aegean - Anatolian Domain, 2007-2009.       

33.     Investigation of active seismotectonic features & seismic hazard of the southern part of Aegean-Poloponnisos plate in the area between Burdur and Mugla, SW Turkey, 2007-2008.    

34.     Reconstruction of Undergraduate studies, Dept. of Geology, AUTh, Ã ÊÐÓ, ÅÐÅÁÅÊ ÉÉ, MIS:75100 -, 2003-2008

35.     Establishment of a peripheral (remote) seismologic station in the prefecture of Thessaloniki, 2006-2007

36.     Upgrade of the seismologic network of the geophysical laboratory, AUTh, 2005-2008.

37.     EUROSEISRISK: Seismic Hazard Assessment, site Effects and Soil Structure Interaction Studies in a Instrumented Basin, 5th Framework, EESD, 2002-2005.

38.     Installation of a portable digital seismograph Network-Continuous monitoring of seismicity and reporting to the region of central Macedonia-1st stage, 2001-2003

39.     Study of the seismicity of the broader area of Florina (N. Greece) and seismic hazard assessment at the site of construction of the New Thermoelectric Station (Public Power Corporation), 1997.

40.     Seismicity and seismic hazard study in the area of Keramidi (Pieria - N. Greece), 1997.

41.     Testing and demonstration employment of an all-optical microseismic sensor network in a seismic active area, EU, 1998-1999.

42.     Automatic location of earthquake epicenters in real time and processing of seismic signals, 1998.

43.     Active faulting and seismic hazard in Attiki (Greece), (ENV4-CT96-0277), 1996

44.     EURO-SEISMOD: Development and experimental validation of advanced simulation technologies in Earthquake Engineering and Engineering Seismology, (ENV4- CT96-0255), 1996 – 1998.

45.     Seismicity and seismic hazard assessment related to the construction of the General Hospital of Serres, 1996 - 1998.

46.     Seismicity study and seismic hazard assessment of the broader area of artificial lake Polifitou related to the construction of the Ilarionas Dam, 1996.

47.     Seismological studies related to the seismicity of the Kozani - Grevena area, 1996.

48.     Theoretical research in earthquake prediction and identification of zones of high seismic potential (EV5V-CT94-0443), 1995.

49.     AUTO - SEISMO - GEOTECH: An automated geotechnic project for the prevention - mitigation of seismic risk in the cities of high seismic activity in the framework of detailed microzonation studies, EPET II - Ministry of Development, 1995.

50.     Development of the National Seismological Network, 1995.

51.     Theoretical research in earthquake prediction and identification of zones of high seismic potential (EV5V-CT94-0443), 1995.

52.     Observation and modelling of heterogeneities in seismic sources and crustal structure for seismic hazard assessment around active faults in the Mediterranean region (EV5V-CT94-0513), EU, 1994.

53.     Santorini Volcano Laboratory (EVSV-CT 93-028), EU, 1993-1995.

54.     A multidisciplinary study of precursory phenomena in the eastern part of central Greece (Thessalia), 1993.

55.     Geophysical prospecting along the construction of the New National Road near Katerini area (N. Greece), 1993.

56.     Earthquake prediction studies in Greece and Italy (EPOC-CT91-0043), 1991.

57.     Study of the seismicity and continuous reporting to the Ministry of Public Works on seismicity and seismic hazard subjects for the area of Greece, 1990.

58.     Seismic hazard study in the area of Hydroelectrical Station in Nestos (N. Greece), 1989.

59.     Dependence of the strong ground motion by seismic source properties and propagation of seismic waves in the area of Greece, 1988. Compilation of the seismic hazard map of Greece, 1987.

60.     Development of seismological networks - Interpretation of seismological data and seismicity and seismic hazard study in Kalamata (Peloponnese) area, 1987. Long-term earthquake prediction by seismicity methods, 1985.