Professor Anastasia A. Kiratzi


Project Leader / coordinator in Research projects


1.        SITE-CLASSIFICATION - Characterization of site conditions in Greece for realistic seismic ground motion simulations: pilot application in urban areas; GSRT (THALES) 2012-2015.

2.        Turkey-Greece cross border seismicity: velocity models, moment tensors, slip models, shakeMaps based on knowledge transfer and a joint database repository; GSRT 2010-2013.

3.        Common strategies in earthquake hazard assessment and seismological data exchange between Turkey and Greece, Bilateral Cooperation between Greece – Turkey; GSRT 2006 – 30.09.2008 (Project Leader: P.M. Hatzidimitriou).

4.        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.

5.        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.

6.        Shake Maps for Strong Earthquakes in Greece, Bilateral Cooperation GreeceUSA, 2005 – 2007; GSRT, 2006 – 30.03.2008.

7.        Thematic Network “Management of natural risks using space technologies and GIS systems” GEOIMPACT, Funded by Research Committee, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 2005 – 2007.

8.        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 etc./ 353. Protection, improvement and regeneration of the natural environment, Project Leader from the Dept of Geophysics partnership, 2006 – 31.12.2007.

9.        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).

10.     Estimation de l’aléa sismique en Grèce occidentale en utilisant des donnes sismologiques et géophysiques, GSRT, Bilateral Cooperation, France – Greece, 2005- 2007.

11.     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.

12.     Development of procedures for the rapid estimation of ground shaking from earthquakes in Greece for emergency response, GSRT, Bilateral Cooperation Greece – USA, 2003 - 2005.

13.     SEIS-IMPACT: A system to evaluate the seismic impact to the build environment of the Prefecture of Thessaloniki, GSRT - EPAN 2003 – 2005. 

14.     An integrated study of cross- boundary seismicity between Turkey and Greece, GSRT, Bilateral Cooperation Turkey – Greece, 2003 – 2005. 

15.     Seismic Source studies in Greece with emphasis on the detailed study of the intermediate – depth earthquakes in the southern Aegean area, EPPO (OASP), 2000 – 2003.

16.     Quantification of present day tectonics in Albania, GSRT- 2002.

17.     Seismotectonics and Seismic Hazard Assessment in Albania, GSRT, 1998 – 2002. 

18.     Engineering Seismology, GSRT, 1998.

19.     Detailed seismotectonic structure in the Aegean Sea and the surrounding lands based on the focal mechanisms of moderate size earthquakes, EPPO (OASP), 1997.

20.     Seismological research in the Aegean area with emphasis on seismic-source and propagation properties to define the seismic hazard in Greece, EPPO (OASP), 1993.

21.     Study of the isoseismals of Kalamata earthquakes, EPPO (OASP), 1986. 


Participation in research projects as key scientist

22.     Long-term earthquake prediction by seismicity methods, 1985.

23.     Compilation of the seismic hazard map of Greece, 1987.

24.     Development of seismological networks - Interpretation of seismological data and seismicity and seismic hazard study in Kalamata (Peloponnese) area, 1987.

25.     Dependence of the strong ground motion by seismic source properties and propagation of seismic waves in the area of Greece, 1988.

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

27.     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.

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

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

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

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

32.     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.

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

34.     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.

35.     Development of the National Seismological Network, 1995.

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

37.     Seismological studies related to the seismicity of the Kozani - Grevena area, 1995.

38.     Seismicity study and seismic hazard assessment of the broader area of artificial lake Polifitou and the Ilarionas Dam, 1996.

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

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

41.     Seismicity and seismic hazard in the site of Hospital construction near the city of Serres, 1997.

42.     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.

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

44.     Test and recording of a full automated optical microseismic network of sensors in a seismically active area, EU, 1997.