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National Observatory of Athens, Institute of Geodynamics (NOA-IG)

The National Observatory of Athens (NOA) is the first Research Institution established in Greece in 1842. NOA includes today five Research Institutions and hosts the UNESCO Chair for Natural Disasters, the Greek Focal Point on the GEOSS and the Hellenic NTWC assigned to the Institute of Geodynamics (NOA-IG). NOA operates under the General Secretariat for Research and Technology and NOA-IG, in particular, promotes research within the general field of geodynamics, geophysics, engineering seismology, remote sensing and tsunami warning. NOA-IG operates the National Seismic Network and coordinates seismicity monitoring with all the permanent seismic networks in Greece. It provides real-time 24/7 information to the General Secretariat for Civil Protection and the Earthquake Planning and Protection Organization for the seismicity in Greece and the broader region. It advises for the earthquake risk in Greece and operates the appointed NTWC for Greece.

The Institute of Geodynamics, National Observatory of Athens (NOA-IG) has officially appointed as the Hellenic National Tsunami Warning Centre in Greece. NOA-IG operates the National Seismic Network and coordinates seismicity monitoring with all the permanent seismic networks in Greece. It provides real-time 24/7 information to the General Secretariat for Civil Protection and the Earthquake Planning and Protection Organization for the seismicity in Greece and the broader region.

In collaboration with the National Centre for Marine Research, the Naval Hydrographic Service, the University of Athens and the Technical University of Crete, NOA-IG operates the National Tsunami Warning Centre for Greece covering the areas: Ionian, Aegean Seas and Eastern Mediterranean. The operation involves real time 24/7 procedure and information is passed to all the concerned organizations.


Contact

Dr Nikolaos Melis
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Website

http://www.gein.noa.gr