Talks schedule

Day 1 – Indoor activity

am 9:15 – 9:45

Registration of participants

am 9:45 – 10:30

  • Congress opening from Co-Directors: Otar Varazanashvili and Fabio L. Bonali
  • Welcome from Director of M. Nodia institute of geophysics at TSU (Georgia): Nugzar Ghlonti
  • Welcome from Pirit Pikker, Deputy Head of NATO Liaison Office in Georgia

Session 1: Regional and geological aspects (Chairman: Nino Tsereteli)

am 10:30 – 10:50

Marc Sosson (Géoazur Université Côte d’Azur, France; Abstract_33) – Influence of inherited crustal faults zones on the geodynamic evolution of the Caucasus and Black Sea basins

am 10:50 – 11:10

Davit Maqadze (Tbilisi State University, Georgia; Abstract_30) – Structural architecture of the Georgian part of Lesser Caucasus orogen using seismic reflection profiles

am 11:10 – 11:40

Coffee break and posters (room 211, second floor)

am 11:40 – pm 0:00

Elena Russo (University of Milan-Bicocca, Italy; Abstract_07) – Recent tectonic stress field and deformations in the Rioni basin region, Georgia

pm 0:00 – 0:20

Derek Rust (University of Portsmouth, UK; Abstract_12) – Assessing thrust fault geohazards in contractional mountain belts


Session 2: Seismic hazard (Chairman: Federico Pasquaré Mariotto)

pm 0:20 – 0:40

Otar Varazanashvili (Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Georgia; Abstract_08) – Models of seismic source zones (SSZs) and their parameterization for Georgia and the surrounding region

pm 0:40 – 1:00

Nino Tsereteli  (Institute of Geophysics at TSU, Georgia; Abstract_09) – National Seismic Hazard Model for Georgia

pm 1:00 – 2:30 – Lunch and posters (room 211, second floor)

pm 2:30 – 2:50

Karin Sesetyan (Boğaziçi University, Turkey; Abstract_11) – The role of regional model EMME – from data sets to hazard estimates

pm 2:50 – 3:10

Fabio L. Bonali (University of Milan-Bicocca, Italy; Abstract_29) – GeoInt, the macroseismic intensity database for the Republic of Georgia

pm 3:10 – 3:30

Norman Abrahamson (University of California at Berkeley, USA; Abstract_13) – Non-Ergodic Ground-Motion Models for Crustal Earthquakes in Georgia

pm 3:30 – 3:50

Tamaz Chelidze (Tbilisi State University, Goergia; Abstract_01)  – Complexity of seismicity and fault zone strain under large dam: The case of Enguri high arc dam, Caucasus.


Session 3: Volcanic hazard (Chairman: Alessandro Tibaldi)

pm 3:50 – 4:10

Giorgi Vashakidze (Tbilisi State University, Georgia; Abstract_20) – Quaternary volcanic activity in the Great Caucasus

pm 4:10 – 4:40

Coffee break and posters (room 211, second floor)

pm 4:40 – 5:00

Khachatur Meliksetian (Institute of Geological Sciences, Armenia; Abstract_22) – Holocene-Historical volcanism and other geohazard risk factors in Armenia

pm 5:00 – 5:20

Federica Lanza (Swiss Seismological Service at ETH-Zurich, Switzerland; Abstract_03) – Using seismic tomography to image the architecture of magma reservoirs: case studies from key end-member volcanic systems

pm 5:20 – 5:40

Gulam Babayev (National Academy of Sciences, Azerbaijan; Abstract_16) – Geohazard assessment of the southern slope of Greater Caucasus (Azerbaijan) based on the earthquake scenarios and mud volcanism


Session 4: Landslide and flood hazard – Part I (Chairman: Derek Rust)

pm 5:40 – 6:00

John S. Gierke (Michigan Technological University, USA; Abstract_28) – Evaluation of landslide hazards in the areas surrounding the Enguri reservoir, Georgia

pm 6:00 – 6:20

Alessandro Tibaldi (University of Milan-Bicocca – CRUST, Italy; Abstract_04) – Influence of seismotectonic processes on slope stability near Enguri dam (Caucasus, Republic of Georgia)

pm 6:20


pm 8:45

Dinner supported by congress funding


Day 2 – Indoor activity

Session 4: Landslide and flood hazard – Part I (Chairman: Derek Rust)

am 9:30 – 9:50

Paolo Oppizzi /  Federico Pasquaré Mariotto (, Switzerland –  Insubria University, Italy; Abstract_18) – Monitoring deformation at the Khoko landslide using state-of-the-art extensometers

am 9:50 – 10:10

Andrey A. Krivchenko/Nazymbek S. Ospanov  (Kostanay Engineering Economical University, Kazakhstan; Abstract_10)  – GPS observations of slope deformations with the use of reference system along the road Zugdidi – Mestia

am 10:10 – 10:30

Tomas Panek (University of Ostrava, Czech Republic; Abstract_36) – Large landslides in post-orogenic landscape: LiDAR-based inventory of mass movements in Czech Flysch Carpathians


Session 4: Landslide and flood hazard – Part II (Chairman: John S. Gierke)

am 10:30 – 10:50

George Gaprindashvili (LEPL National Environmental Agency, Georgia; Abstract_14) – Geological hazard (Landslide, Debris/mudflow, rockfall et. al) assessment methodology in Georgia

am 10:50 – 11:10

Ioseb Kinkladze (National Environmental Agency, Georgia; Abstract_17) – Flood/Flash-Flood Hazard Assessment Using Hydrological and Hydraulic Modelling in Kakheti Region

am 11:10 – 11:40

Coffee break and posters (room 211, second floor)

am 11:40 – pm 0:00

Irakli Megrelidze (National Environmental Agency, Georgia; Abstract_15) – Analysis of Recorded Hydrometeorological Hazardous Events and Their Negative Consequences over the Territory of Georgia

pm 0:00 – 0:20

Irakli Gelovani (National Environmental Agency, Georgia; Abstract_27) – Factors and causes of coastal hazards on the Georgian Black Sea


Session 5: Geohazard management and mitigation (Chairman: Karin Sesetyan)

pm 0:20 – 0:40

Federico Pasquaré Mariotto (Insubria University, Italy; Abstract_19) – NATO and Earth Scientists: An ongoing collaboration aimed at tackling geohazards and related risks

pm 0:40 – 1:00

Teimuraz Melkadze (Emergency Management Service, Georgia; Abstract_05) – Emergencies and risk management system in Georgia

pm 1:00 – 3:00 – Launch and posters

pm 3:00 – 3:20

Zurab Chelidze (Nodia Institute of Geophysics, Georgia; Abstract_02) – Cost-effective Multi-sensor Automatic Telemetric Monitoring/Early Warning Systems  for Mass-Movements

pm 3:20 – 3:40

Mehmet Salih Bayraktutan (University of Igdir, Turkey; Abstract_34) – Geohazard Risk Assessment along the Oil &Gas Pipeline Courses


Session 6: Multidisciplinary studies for geohazard assessment (Chairman: Federica Lanza)

pm 3:40 – 4:00

Rita de Nardis / Giuseppina Lavecchia (University of Chieti – CRUST, Italy; Abstract_24) – Shallow-subduction versus intra-lithosphere thrusting –  overtime and seismogenic case studies

pm 4:00 – 4:20

Marika Tatishvili/Ana Palavandishvili (Institute of Hydrometeorology of Georgian Technical University, Georgia; Abstract_26) – Impact of short-term geomagnetic activity on weather and climate formation in Georgian regiona

pm 4:20 – 4:30

Fabio Marchese (University of Milan-Bicocca, Italy; Abstract_06) – 3D reconstruction for onshore and offshore environment: challenges and criticisms

pm 4:30 – 4:50

Coffee break and posters (room 211, second floor)

pm 4:50 – 5:10

Noemi Corti (University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy; Abstract_35)  – Commercial-UAV-based Structure from Motion for geological and geohazard studies


Session 7: Microzonation and Site effects (Chairman: Gulam Babayev)

pm 5:10 – 5:30

Zurab Gogoladze (Tbilisi State University, Georgia) – Preliminary studies for seismic microzonation of the urban area of Mtskheta (Georgia)

pm 5:30 – 5:50

Birgit Müller (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany; Abstract_25) – Poroelastic contributions to induced seismicity – underground pressure management

pm 5:50 – 6:10

Massimiliano Moscatelli (Institute of Environmental Geology and Geoengineering, Italy; Abstract_21) – Seismic microzonation for the reconstruction after destructive earthquakes: the case of the Amatrice earthquake

pm 6:10 – 6:30

Rushchitsky Jeremiah (National Academy of Sciences, Ukraine; Abstract_31) – On the seismic waves propagating in the layered Earth stratum

pm 6:30 – 6:50

Semenova Yuliia (National Academy of Sciences, Ukraine; Abstract_32) – Influence of a soil strata with rheological properties on seismic hazard parameters

pm 6:50 – Final discussion and indoor activities closure