Our faculty member Prof.Dr. Tuncay Taymaz from the Department of Geophysical Engineering organized an online international symposium on the October 30, 2020 Mw 7.0 Samos Earthquake together with the ITU Disaster Management Institute Director and Faculty of Civil Engineering faculty member Prof. Dr. Ercan Yüksel, and ITU Faculty of Architecture Department of Architecture faculty member Prof. Dr. Oğuz Cem Çelik.
The symposium held on October 30, 2021 hosted many international experts with oral presentations on structural and earthquake engineering, seismology, seismotectonics and tsunami. The symposium can be watched on the official account of ITU https://www.youtube.com/itu1773.
ITU Disaster Management Institute Director and Faculty of Civil Engineering faculty member Prof. Dr. Ercan Yüksel, ITU Faculty of Mines Department of Geophysics Engineering faculty member Prof. Dr. Tuncay Taymaz and ITU Faculty of Architecture Department of Architecture faculty member Prof. Dr. Oğuz Cem Çelik are the scientists organizing the symposium that was dedicated to ITU Secretary General Prof. Dr. İbrahim Demir, who passed away on May 6, 2021.
Leading scientists of the world assessed the current situation in the Aegean Region
Experts estimate that approximately 1 million buildings will be affected at different levels in the major earthquake expected in Istanbul. So, what is the current situation in the expected earthquake scenarios for the Aegean region? How many buildings are expected to be affected by the earthquake? Is a major earthquake in the Aegean expected to negatively affect the building stock in the Marmara Region? In the symposium, answers to such questions will be sought and the most up-to-date information obtained at the international level in the light of scientific data will be discussed by invited scientists and participating engineers and architects.
The aim of this program, which is one of the rare interactive events organized by the ITU Disaster Management Institute that brings together geoscientists and structural and earthquake engineers, is to address the current situation in a disciplined manner and to seek solutions for the future. The symposium, in which how the earthquake hazard in the Aegean Sea will affect Turkey and Greece in particular, how the building stock in the two neighboring countries can be made safer will be discussed from all aspects and solution proposals will be examined, will also be broadcast live on ITU's YouTube account on October 30, 2021.