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Kandilli Observatory and Earthquake Research Institute (KOERI)
Hosting Legal Entity
Bogazici University
Rumeli Hisarı Mh., 34470 İstanbul, Istanbul, PO: 34684 (Turkey)
Rumeli Hisarı Mh., 34470 İstanbul, Istanbul, PO: 34684 (Turkey)
Type Of RI
Coordinating Country
Current Status:
Being upgraded since 2004 to 2010
Being upgraded since 1923 to 1930
Scientific Description
Boğaziçi University - Kandilli Observatory and Earthquake Research Institute (KOERI) is a multidisciplinary earthquake research organization providing graduate education in the Earthquake Engineering, Geophysics and Geodesy departments and encompassing earthquake observation, research and application services within a single, integrated body. KOERI conducts graduate level training, research and implementation with emphasis on: earthquake hazard and risk analysis for major infrastructures and urban areas; geophysics, seismology and geodesy. KOERI encompasses seismology, astronomy, meteorology and magnetism observatories with state-of-the-art technology. The teaching and research staff with PhD degrees number 42 and there are 60 graduate students. Observational studies include the seismic and tsunami monitoring and early warning array for Turkey, Marmara earthquake rapid response and early warning dense strong motion networks and structural health monitoring instrumentation. KOERI has taken active roles in the following EU FP7 projects: NERA, REAKT, SHARE, TRIDEC, SERIES and STREST.

RI Keywords
Geodesy, Geophysics, Earthquake engineering, Seismology
RI Category
Solid Earth Observatories, including Seismological Monitoring Stations
Civil Engineering Research Infrastructures
In situ Earth Observatories
Earthquake Simulation Laboratories
Scientific Domain
Earth and Environmental Sciences
Engineering and Energy

Consultancy services on earthquake engineering, geophysics and geodesy

Seismologic and Tsunami Monitoring
Access to Earthquake Engineering Laboratory
Graduate Training
Seismometers, accelerometers, GPS equipment, shake table

KOERI operates about 150 seismometers, 10 GPS stations and 400 strong motion equipment in onshore and offshore (OBS) deployment and for structural health monitoring. A well instrumented shake table laboratory and equipment for geotechnical earthquake engineering are operational.

Seismic Engineering Research Infrastructures for European Synergies (SERIES)
Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission/International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange (IOC/IODE)
Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS)
European Plate Observing System (EPOS)
Stations at High Altitude for Research on the Environment (SHARE)
Date of last update: 06/02/2017
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