National Institute for Earth Physics. In the NERA project, NIEP is involved in NA2 and TA2 workgroups.
NIEP operates one of the few existing early warning systems in the world: Bucharest Rapid Early Warning System (BREWS) for intermediate depth earthquakes. Based on a local seismic network installed in the epicenter (Vrancea) area and on a dense network installed in Bucharest, it allows a rapid estimation of earthquake magnitude (about 4 seconds) that permits quick generation of Shakemaps and risk management for Bucharest
TA2-Bucharest Rapid Early Warning System (BREWS) will offer access to NIEP infrastructure (National Seismic Network, Rapid early warning system for earthquakes produced in the Vrancea seismic area), allowing users from scientific and technical communities to become familiar with the innovative technologies and researches in the area. Bucharest Rapid Early Warning System (BREWS) will offer to scientific community access to recorded data, access to infrastructure and also a friendly research environment at NIEP.
NIEP will offer access to infrastructure for 10 users, for 30 days/visit for up to 2 users in the same time.
Applicants must be affiliated at an Institution within the EC Member States or one of the Associated States, but outside of Romania.
Proposals for visits, including a description of the proposed research (max 3 pages) and a short CV, can be submitted at any time to NIEP or the NERA management and will be considered every three month by the user selection panel (deadlines are 1 March, 1 June, 1 September, and 1 December until 2014).
Each TA guest will have accommodation paid by NIEP and will receive a daily allowance amounting to 1200 EUR/month to cover the living costs. In addition, travel costs (cheapest fare, maximum 1000 €) will be covered.
Further details can be obtained from:
Questions regarding NERA visits can be directed to NIEP's project leader: