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Remote Sensing and GIS

Geographic Information System for Armenian Archaeological Sites from the Palaeolithic to the 4th Century AD.


Country / Region of Study:
Armenia and Middle East
Financing:
INTAS-97 0840
Project Title:

Geographic Information System for Armenian archaeological sites from the Palaeolithic to the 4-th century AD

In cooperation with Maison de l'Orient Mediterraneen, CNRS-University Lyon-2, Institute of Eastern Prehistory, CNRS, Berrias, University Blaise Pascal, Clermont-Ferrand (France), CNR - National Committee for Geology and Science of Minerals, Institute of Geochronology and Isotope Geology, Pisa (Italy), Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography; Institute of Geological Sciences, RA National Academy of Sciences (Armenia), Institute of Archaeology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow (Russia)

Main Features:
Creation of GIS and assessment of the effects imposed by active geodynamic processes on history and social progress
Type of Services:
Scientific, research and applied studies
Period:
1999-2001

Research, Development and Pilot-Scale Application of Amino Acid Biotechnological Production.

Country / Region of Study:
USSR (Armenia, Ukraine, Russian Federation, Kirgizstan)
Financing:

Ministry of Medical and Microbiological Industry, USSR

Project Title:

Research, development and pilot-scale application of amino acid biotechnological production

(group of projects)

Main Features:
Study of microbial strains, development and application of method for biocatalytic production of L-aspartic acid, L-alanin, L-tyrosine, L-serin, L-phenylalanine
Type of Services:
Research activities
Period:
1984-1992

Geological and Geophysical Investigation Aimed at Selection of the Site for the 2nd Phase of the Armenian NPP.

Country / Region of Study:
Armenia
Financing:
USSR Ministry of Energy
Project Title:

Geological and geophysical investigation aimed at selection of the site for the 2nd phase of the Armenian NPP

Main Features:
Remote sensing
Type of Services:
Research Activities, Expert Estimations
Period:
1984-1985

Microsesimic Zoning for the Site of Extention of the Hrazdan Hydroelectric Power Plant.

Country / Region of Study:
Armenia
Financing:
USSR Ministry of Energy
Project Title:

Microsesimic zoning for the site of extention of the Hrazdan Hydroelectric power plant

Main Features:
Remote sensing
Type of Services:
Research Activities, Expert Estimations
Period:
1987

Active Tectonics, Seismogeology and Assessment of the 1988 Spitak Earthquake Consequences.

Country / Region of Study:
Armenia
Financing:

Urban Construction Ministry of the USSR, USSR Academy of Sciences

Project Title:

Active Tectonics, Seismogeology and Assessment of the 1988 Spitak Earthquake Consequences

In cooperation with the Institute of Geological Sciences, ArmSSR Academy of Sciences

Main Features:
Study of active faults, seismogenic surface ruptures, and other seismogeological effects in the Spitak earthquake zone, seismic hazard assessment
Type of Services:
Research Activities, Expert Estimations
Period:
1989-1990

Detailed Seismic Zoning of the Northern Armenia.

Country / Region of Study:
Armenia
Financing:

Ministry of Urban Construction of the USSR, USSR Academy of Sciences

Project Title:

Detailed Seismic Zoning of the Northern Armenia

In cooperation with the Institute of Geological Sciences, ArmSSR Academy of Sciences

Main Features:
Seismic hazard assessment, Map of Detailed Seismic Zoning, 1:200,000
Type of Services:
Research activities, Expert Estimations
Period:
1990-1991

Map of Active Faults of Anatolia, Caucasus and Iran, 1:1,000,000.

Country / Region of Study:
Armenia,Turkey, and I.R. Iran
Financing:

UNESCO Program of "Lithosphere"Project P-2: "World Map of Active Faults"

Project Title:

Map of Active Faults of Anatolia, Caucasus and Iran, 1:1,000,000

In cooperation with the Institute of Geology, USSR Academy of Sciences, and Erzrum University, Turkey

Main Features:
Study and identification of active faults, strong earthquake sources and seismic hazard assessment
Type of Services:
Research activities, Expert Estimations
Period:
1991-1993

Application of Remote Sensing for the Study of Active Faults in Anatolia, Caucasus, and Iran.

Country / Region of Study:
Anatolia, Caucasus and I.R. Iran
Financing:

RA Ministry of Science

Project Title:

Application of Remote Sensing for the Study of Active Faults in Anatolia, Caucasus, and Iran

In cooperation with the Institute of Geological Sciences (RA National Academy of Sciences)

Main Features:
Study of active faults, earthquake hazard assessment, compilation of active fault and strong earthquake catalogues for Anatolia, Caucasus, and Iran
Type of Services:
Research and methodological activities
Period:
1993-1996

Seismic Safety Assessment for the Armenian NNP site.

Country / Region of Study:
Armenia
Financing:
RA Government
Project Title:

Seismic Safety Assessment for the Armenian NNP site

In cooperation with "AtomEnergoProyekt," NSSP, Institute of Geological Sciences and Institute of Geophysics and Engineering Seismology (RA National Academy of Sciences)

Main Features:
Creation of regional and detailed seismotectonics models for the ANPP region and site; identification and assessment of seismogenic zones; assessment of seismic and geologic stability of the Armenian NPP region and site area
Type of Services:
Research activities, Expert estimations
Period:
1994-1995

Active faults, Seismogeodynamic Zoning of the Territory of the Republic of Armenia, Assessment of Geological Hazards (Earthquakes, Volcanism, Landslides) Project 96-131.

Country / Region of Study:
Armenia
Financing:
Ministry of Science
Project Title:

Active faults, Seismogeodynamic Zoning of the territory of the Republic of Armenia, Assessment of Geological Hazards (earthquakes, volcanism, landslides) Project 96-131

In cooperation with the Institute of Geological Sciences, RA National Academy of Sciences

Main Features:
Study of active faults, seismic hazard assessment; seismogeodynamic zoning, and volcanic and landslide hazard zoning, 1:200,000
Type of Services:
Research and methodological activities
Period:
1996-2000

Champs de Contrainte, Variations Hydro-Geochimiques des Eaux Souterraines et Cinematique des Failles en Zone Sismique: Exemple du Petit Caucase (Armenie).

Country / Region of Study:
Armenia, France
Financing:

Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique

PROGRAMME INTERNATIONAL DE COOPERATION SCIENTIFIQUE (PICS)

Project Title:

Champs de contrainte, variations hydro-geochimiques des eaux souterraines et cinematique des failles en zone sismique:exemple du petit Caucase (Armenie)

In cooperation with Montpellier-II and Avignon Universities (France), and NSSP (National Survey for Seismic Protection) (Armenia)

Main Features:
Studies of space-type hydrodynamics and hydrochemistry of ground waters in active fault zones in association with seismicity
Type of Services:
Scientific and methodological research activities
Period:
1996-1998

Seismic Hazard Assessment for the NW Iran.

Country / Region of Study:
Iran
Financing:
IIEES (International Institute of Earthquake Engineering and Seismology)
Project Title:

Seismic Hazard Assessment for the NW Iran

Main Features:
Study of active faults, strong earthquake sources, and seismic hazard assessment for the NW Iran and the cities of Tebriz, Marand, Khoy and Maku
Type of Services:
Research activities, Expert estimations
Period:
1997

Active Faults and Seismic Hazard in the Territory of Armenian Upland and Aegean Region.

Country / Region of Study:
Armenia, Greece
Financing:
Bilateral Greek-Armenian Cooperation Program on Science and Technology
Project Title:

Active Faults and Seismic Hazard in the Territory of Armenian Upland and Aegean region

In cooperation with the University of Athens, Greece

Main Features:
Seismic hazard assessment and strong earthquake study
Type of Services:
Scientific and applied research activities
Period:
1997-1998

Seismic Hazard Assessment for the Eastern Iran.

Country / Region of Study:
Iran
Financing:
IIEES (International Institute of Earthquake Engineering and Seismology)
Project Title:

Seismic Hazard Assessment for the Eastern Iran

Main Features:
Study of active faults, strong earthquake sources, and seismic hazard assessment for the northern part of the Lut block (Duruneh, Grand-Kavir fault, Eastern Iran)
Type of Services:
Research activities, Expert estimations
Period:
1998

Landslides: Hazard and Risk.

Country / Region of Study:
Armenia
Financing:
RA Ministry of Urban Development
Project Title:

Landslides: Hazard and Risk

Main Features:
Landslide hazard assessment in the RA territory; design of hazard assessment projects and corresponding methodology
Type of Services:
Research and methodological activities
Period:
1997-1998

Natural Hazards in Active Fault Zones of Seismically Active Areas.

Country / Region of Study:
Anatolia, Armenia, Iran, Italy
Financing:
NATO Linkage Grant ENVIR/LG/961097, NATO Computer Networking Grant Supplement
Project Title:

Natural Hazards in Active Fault Zones of Seismically Active Areas

In cooperation with Montpellier-II University (France), National Agency on the Environmental Protection (ANPA, Italy), Institute of Geology, Russian Academy of Sciences (Russia), and Institute of Geological Sciences (Armenia)

Main Features:
Complex study of geological hazards (seismicity, volcanism and landslides), and medical and biological anomalies, environmental impacts
Type of Services:
Research activities
Period:
1997-1999

Application of Remote Sensing Data for the Project on " Yeghegnadzor - Martouni International Level Road"

Country / Region of Study:
Armenia
Financing:
RA Ministry of Transport
Project Title:

Application of Remote Sensing Data for the Project on " Yeghegnadzor - Martouni International Level Road"

Main Features:
Application of remote sensing data in the studies supporting activities on the construction of a large highway
Type of Services:
Research and design activities
Period:
1998

Seismotectonics and Seismic Hazard: Detailed Seismic Zoning of the NKR territory. Seismic Microzoning of Stepanakert and Shousha Cities.

Country / Region of Study:
Nagorno-Karabakh Republic
Financing:
NKR Ministry of Urban Development
Project Title:

Seismotectonics and Seismic Hazard: Detailed Seismic Zoning of the NKR territory.

Seismic microzoning of Stepanakert and Shousha cities

Main Features:
Seismic hazard assessment, identification of seismogenic zones, estimation of Mmax, and ground acceleration; seismic hazard maps to the scales of 1:200,000, 1:10,000, and 1:5,000
Type of Services:
Research activities, Expert estimations
Period:
1998

Application of Remote Sensing Data for the Project on " Yeghegnadzor - Martouni International Level Road"

Country / Region of Study:
Armenia
Financing:
RA Ministry of Transport
Project Title:

Application of Remote Sensing Data for the Project on " Yeghegnadzor - Martouni International Level Road"

Main Features:
Application of remote sensing data in the studies supporting activities on the construction of a large highway
Type of Services:
Research and design activities
Period:
1998

Preparation and Design of the "Atlas of Roads in Armenia "

Country / Region of Study:
Armenia
Financing:
Eurasia Foundation
Project Title:

Preparation and design of the "Atlas of Roads in Armenia"

Main Features:
Preparation of the final model of the Armenia Road Atlas based on the Landsat-TM space images
Type of Services:
Design activities
Period:
1999

Relationship of Seismic and Volcanic Hazards in Continental Collision Zones.

Country / Region of Study:
Armenia, Turkey
Financing:
EST. CLG.977044, NATO Collaborative Linkage Grant Program
Project Title:

Relationship of Seismic and Volcanic Hazards in Continental Collision Zones

In cooperation with: Montpellier-II University (France), Southwest Research Institute (USA), Earthquake Research Centre, Ataturk University (Turkey), A.N.P.A. National Agency for the Protection of the Environment (Italy)

Main Features:
Assessment of seismic and volcanic hazards
Type of Services:
Research activities
Period:
2000-2002

GIS for Landslide Hazard and Risk in Armenia.

Country / Region of Study:
Armenia
Financing:
UNDP (United Nations Development Program)
Project Title:
GIS for Landslide Hazard and Risk in Armenia
Main Features:
Creation of a Geographic Information System and design of an appropriate technique for complex estimation of landslide hazard and risk in the territory of the Republic of Armenia
Type of Services:
Scientific, methodological and applied research activities
Period:
2000

Geo-environmental Assessment for 3 Sites.

Country / Region of Study:
Armenia
Financing:
American Embassy, Yerevan
Project Title:
Geo-environmental Assessment for 3 Sites
Main Features:
Geo-environmental Assessment and preparation of reports for 3 potential New Office Building sites (Lake Yerevan Site, Film Studio Site, and Red Cross Site)
Type of Services:
Expert estimations
Period:
2000

Desertification Studies in Armenia.

Country / Region of Study:
Armenia
Financing:

UN Environmental Program (UNEP)UN Convention against Desertification

Project Title:

Desertification studies in Armenia

In cooperation with RA Nature Protection Ministry

Main Features:
Study of the desertification impact of active geological processes in Armenia
Type of Services:
Research activities, Expert estimations
Period:
2000

Project A-651: Caucasian Seismic Information Network for Hazard and Risk Assessment (CauSIN).

Country / Region of Study:
Southern Caucasus
Financing:
International Science and Technology Centre (ISTC)
Project Title:

Project A-651: Caucasian Seismic Information Network for Hazard and Risk Assessment (CauSIN)

Main Features:
Studies of active tectonics, assessment of seismic hazard and risk, creation of databases
Type of Services:
Research activities, Expert estimations
Period:
2001-2003