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Kandilli Observatory and Earthquake Research Institute (KOERI)
Date of Last update : 2017.02.06 Rivision Request
Life Cycle Status
Operational since 1896
Mission and objective
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
Seismology,Earthquake engineering,Geophysics,Geodesy
RI Category
Solid Earth Observatories, including Seismological Monitoring Stations;In situ Earth Observatories;Earthquake Simulation Laboratories;Civil Engineering Research Infrastructures
Scientific Domain
Earth and Environmental Sciences;Engineering and Energy
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- 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.


- Seismologic and Tsunami Monitoring

- Access to Earthquake Engineering Laboratory

- Graduate Training

- Consulting

Consultancy services on earthquake engineering, geophysics and geodesy