Projects and Activities

  • Preparing Strategic Development and Investment Plan for Bethlehem ‎Governorate (Spatial Development Planning)‎.
  • Preparing Strategic Development and Investment Plan for Tubas and ‎Qalqeliah  Governorates ' Spatial Development Planning)‎.
  • Dead Sea Net- Seismic Triangle Project- phase III.
  • Pilot Transnational Seismic Network in the Dead Sea Rift (M30 – 023)‎.
  • Local Monitoring of Microseismicity and Active Fault Mapping in the ‎Jericho Basin (MERC31-017)‎.
  • Support Action for Strengthening Palestinian - administrated Areas ‎capabilities for seismic Risk Mitigation (SASPARM) -2- H2020‎.
  • Support Action for Strengthening Palestinian - administrated Areas ‎capabilities for seismic Risk Mitigation (SASPARM) - EC GA no: 295122.‎
  • Seismic Risk Assessment of UNDP/ PAPP Building in Jerusalem.
  • Conservation and consolidation of historical buildings – Capacity ‎building management.‎
  • Dead Sea Research Venue – DESERVE: Geophysical Research on Climate, ‎Water and Solid Earth in the Dead Sea Region.‎
  • Dead sea Rift Transect: An interdisciplinary research project to study the ‎Dead Sea Transform.
  • ‎Conducting training courses for Engineers in the design of earthquake resistant ‎structures.‎
  • ‎Publishing bulletins for civil engineers and architects about general recommendations ‎for designing earthquake resistant buildings, and for the public about the guidelines of ‎safety measurements in the event of an earthquake.‎
  • Offering consultation in the field of seismic resistant buildings, site effect, building ‎vulnerability, rehabilitation and retrofitting of buildings, and land use planning.
  • ‎Participating in national and international conferences, meetings and workshops in the ‎fields of seismic hazard mitigation, earthquake studies, seismic engineering, applied ‎geophysics, environmental geology, natural hazards and land use policy.
  • Offering academic courses for different faculties in the University in applied ‎geosciences and earthquake engineering (Seismic Risk Mitigation, Disaster Management ‎and Emergency support, Applied Geophysics, Geophysical exploration, Earthquake ‎Engineering, Disaster Management and Emergency support and Environmental Geology ‎and Natural hazards).‎
  • ‎Offering consulting services for development projects in the Palestinian community. ‎
  • ‎Publishing 'awareness' materials in national journals, as well as radio and TV interviews.‎
  • ‎Conducting geophysical experiments to achieve the following:‎
    • ‎Site effect investigations.‎
    • ‎Landfill investigations.‎
    • ‎Velocity as a guide to rock strength and assessment of rock quality.‎
    • ‎Delineation of bedrock.‎
    • ‎Delineation of potential collapse features.‎
    • ‎Delineation of shallow faults and cavities.‎
    • ‎Groundwater exploration and water quality.‎
    • ‎Delineation of aquifer boundaries in sedimentary layers.‎
    • ‎Mapping boundaries of saline groundwater.‎
    • ‎Mapping chemical pollution.‎
    • ‎Delineation of water-saturated zones in landslide bodies.‎
    • ‎Seepages flow in dams and reservoir floors.‎
    • ‎Producing gravity and magnetic anomaly maps.

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