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The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is the European Commission's science and knowledge service which employs scientists to carry out research in order to provide independent scientific advice and support to EU policy.
The final summary report is addressed to professional stakeholders and presents the background, mission and main achievements of the SERA (Seismology and Earthquake Engineering Research Alliance for Europe) project. SERA’s networking activities were shaped to pool know-how, data, and tools to facilitate exchange between professionals and researchers from different fields. For this purpose, SERA organized several workshops for teachers, engineers and the interested public. SERA offered access to the largest collection of high-class experimental facilities for earthquake engineering in Europe to talented researchers from both academia and industry. The research facilities comprise reaction walls, shaking tables, facilities for integrated studies on geotechnical site effects and engineering seismology as well as an infrastructure for array seismology. SERA facilitated access to data and products of seismology, engineering seismology and anthropogenic seismicity to help seismologists understand the nature of earthquakes. SERA contributed to answering the question of how earthquakes start and evolve with multi-disciplinary science and joint research activities targeted on pooling data and expertise. SERA also delivered hazard and risk related products, which were based on the integration of competences from different domains. This summary report is part of SERA project that has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 730900.