Black Sea Earthquake Safety Net(work) – ESNET Project
Press Meeting Dedicated to Project Closing was held in Istanbul
With the Participation from Four Country Project Teams
The press conference was organized on 24th April 2014 in Istanbul Taksim Park City Hotel by Turkish IPA Project Partner, International Blue Crescent Relief and Development Foundation (IBC). Cross Border participants were Romanian ENPI Project Partner National Institute of Research and Development for Earth Physics (NIEP), Moldavian Project Partner, Institute of Geology and Seismology (IGS) and Bulgarian Project Partner NIGGG Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.
The meeting was also attended by the invited ESNET Network Member Institutions representatives: Kandilli Observatory Earthquake Research Institute KOERI, Istanbul Governorship Project Coordination Unit, Ministry of Health National Medical Rescue Team Istanbul Branch, Kucukcekmece Municipality and Istanbul Aydin University Disaster Education Application and Research Center.
The meeting was opened IPA Partner Project Manager Ms Nalan Uker with a presentation about ESNET Project achievements and results of the project. The presentation also featured main topics how IBC developed strategies to sustain the project results. ENPI Partner NIPE Project Manager Dr.Stefan Balan conducted his presentation about “ESNET Early Warning System” EWS that can be reached from http://esnetews.infp.ro. In the presentation EWS’s registration/authentication, data access, log in, obtaining and installing the application, running the application sections were mainly presented. ENPI Moldavian Partner Coordinator Dr. Vasilie Alcaz presented mainly the importance and Impact of the ESNET Project for Republic of Moldova, project conclusions and project opportunities. ENPI Bulgarian Partner Coordinator Assoc.Dr.Petya Trifonova’s presentation covered institutions involved, ESNET Project in Bulgaria, accomplishment analysis, information about NIGGG BAS and its seismic stations, networks and data center, project outputs and beneficiaries.
In the meeting Turkish Project Stakeholders Assoc.Prof.Dr.Eren Uckan (KOERI Earthquake Engineering Department Member) and MsC Engineer Fikret Azili (IPCU Deputy Director) gave short speeches about importance ESNET project in the region and the sustainability that will be supported by the related stakeholder institutions.
The meeting ended with participants’ thanks to all the project partners, stakeholders and the media participation.