ESARSWG Seismological Networks Blessing Shumba Cairo, Egypt

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<ul><li>Slide 1</li></ul> <p>ESARSWG Seismological Networks Blessing Shumba Cairo, Egypt Slide 2 CONTENT 1.Who we are 2.Current status o the network 3.Current activities 4.Partnerships and funding 5.Way forward Slide 3 Who we are The Eastern and Southern Africa Region Seismological Working Group (ESARSWG) was ormed in 1993 in Dar Es Salaam It comprises 9 countries special interest in the EARS Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Mozambique The group aims at promoting earthquake monitoring and studies in geosciences by enhancing research work in seismology within the region. The group is formally constituted in with affiliation to the IASPEI through the Committee for Developing Countries (CDC). Slide 4 Slide 5 Seismic Stations in the region Slide 6 Training PhD - (Norway and Sweden) (4) Masters - (Sweden, Norway) - 10 2006-2008 (3) M.Sc. in the region (Ethiopia) Technical Training (10) Seismic Analyst Training (22) funding IPPS -Government o Norway and Sweden Slide 7 Analysts Training in Zimbabwe Slide 8 WORKSHOPS Data Analysis, Hazard Assessment, Bulletin preparation. Tanzania -Dar Es Salaam -April 2009, August 2009 Zambia - Lusaka - February 2008 Zimbabwe -Bulawayo -2005 Uganda -Entebbe -2005 Kenya - Nairobi -2004 Kenya - Nairobi -1999 Ethiopia, -Addis Ababa -1995 Uganda -Kampala - 1994 Tanzania -Dar-Es-Salaam -1993 Planned Workshops Tanzania 2010, Kenya 2011 Slide 9 Slide 10 Major Research Activities 1.Active fault Mapping of the Rukwa region (2009-2011) 2. Velocity Model for East and Southern Africa 3. Seismic Calibration of North - East Africa 4. Global Seismic Hazard Assessment Program (GSHAP) Several Publication are published Distribution of mean PGA (in gals) values in Eastern and Southern Africa computed for 10% probability of Exceedance in 100 years (contour interval is 40 gals). Slide 11 Problems Lack of funding for station operations in all countries (at least running cost) respective governments are not involved in funding or even not aware of the benefit of running seismic station network Fragile data archiving system Vandalism of equipments, specially in field Lack of spare parts of hardware and competent expertise to maintain stations Brain drain Slide 12 Way forward To make governments aware of the problem Training more Technicians, Analysts, M.Sc. and PhD students in the region Enhance research on seismology and improve seismic hazard map of the region Slide 13 Thank you </p>