The 9th GULF SEISMIC FORUM 6-9 April 2015 KUWAIT

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The 9th GULF SEISMIC FORUM 6-9 April 2015 KUWAIT

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9th Gulf Seismic Forum 6-9 April 2015

Dealing with the damaging effects from earthquakes requires using data from other countries because seismic waves are not restricted by political boundaries. Because of this, cooperation between countries is crucial in better defining the effects from earthquakes as well as for seismologica and geophysical research. Investigations of seismic waves will indicate the nature of the mechanism of the earthquake that generate the seismic signals, the location of the earthquake as well as physical properties of the earth, through which the waves pass. This information can be used to mitigate the effects of damaging earthquakes, better define the location of faults in the earth and recognize areas that are prone to damage from earthquakes. The proposed forum will be the ninth after a series of conferences, which started in 2004, hosted by the University of Sharjah, with the last being hosted by Sultan Qaboos University 2013.


The Gulf Seismic Forum will work toward improving the capability to monitor earthquakes, provide data to mitigate the effects of damaging earthquakes and to improve the state of technology in the Arabian Gulf region and to share new research in seismicity and seismic risk and mitigation. And because we operate in a wide range of scientific and technical fields, the opportunity to move within the organization and expose yourself to new disciplines is always there. Below is a list of the positions we have available at the moment. If you can’t find something that’s right for you, make sure to check in regularly for new opportunities that come up.


• To facilitate an Arabian Gulf region-wide cooperation, which can then address common technical issues in seismology, which will lead to a better understanding of the earthquake process, seismicity, and hazard mitigation.
• To better define seismic risk in the region and mitigate damaging effects.
• To work toward improving the coverage and quality of Kuwait National Seismic Networks at KISR by developing strategies for integrating data with Gulf Region networks.
• promote cooperation among scientists and engineers from KISR and other researchers in GCC in the field of seismic vulnerability through interchange of knowledge, ideas, results of research and practical experience
• Develop collaboration with international organization to integrate KNSN seismic data and models with decision support system.



• Technical session of contributed papers dealing with Gulf regional tectonics, seismicity and geology.
• Technical session of contributed papers dealing with seismic hazard assessment and mitigation.
• Discussions on combining seismic data into a regional data product.
• Training session on seismic processing software, analysis tools and techniques.


F]]Scientific Program

Day 1: Monday, April 6, 2015

08:30 – 09:30 Registration
09:30 – 10:00 Opening ceremony Welcome by the organizer (KISR)
10:00 – 10:30 Keynote address: Regional Earthquakes and it impact to high Rise
Buildings in the Gulf Region”
By Erdal safak
10:30 – 11:00 Break
Session 1 Crustal Model and Crustal Deformation Chairman’s: Dr Abdullah Alenezi
11:00 – 11:20 Seismogenic Source Zones of the Red Sea & Arabian Shield Abdullah Alamri
11:20 – 11:40 Revisiting the Seismotectonics of Iraq Sahil. Alsinawi, E. Al-Heety, M. Al-Salim
11:40 – 12:00 COOL: Crust of the Oman Ophiolite and its Lithosphere – a
Passive Seismic Experiment
C. Weidle, P. Agard, C. Ducassou, I. El-
Hussain, C. Prigent, T. Meier
12:00 – 01:30 Prayer and Lunch
Session 2 Crustal Model and Crustal Deformation chairman’s: Abdullah Alamri
01:30 – 01:50 Crustal Deformation Behavior of The Southern Part of the Gulf of
Suez, as Deduced From Geodetic and Geophysical Studies
Anwar Radwan, A. Rayan, E. Issawy
01:50 – 02:10 The Seismicity Evaluation of the Southern Red Sea
and Western Highland Region of Yemen
Naji Alhetar and S. Ezzi.
02:10 – 02:30 Seismicity and Crustal Deformation Deduced by GPS Observation
in and Around Egypt
Salah Mahmoud, A. Mohamed, A. Rayan,
A. Radwan
02:30 – 02:50 Update on The Current Models for The Arabia-Nubia-Somalia
Relative Motions
Rui Fernandes, A. Alothman, I. El-
Hussain, A. Aydrus, M. Bos, F. Rolandone
07:00 Dinner

Day 2: Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Session 1 Seismic Networks-1 chairman’s: Issa El-Hussain
08:30 – 08:50 Let’s Add Human Sensors to Seismic Networks for Improved
Public Earthquake Information
Rémy Bossu
08:50 – 09:10 The Establishment of the Kuwait University Seismic Network
Firyal Bou-Rabee
09:10 – 09:30 Installation of High-Frequency Array and Broadband Seismic
Stations in South Central Iraq
Hayder Al-Shukri, H. Mahdi, N. Abd, H.
Chlaib, A. Ramthan and R. Gok
09:30 – 09:50 Establishment of Qatar Seismic Network Reda Abdel-Fattah and I. abdulkareem
09:50 – 10:10 UAE System for Seismic Risk Monitoring and Management
Ali Megahed, Kh. Alshamsi, A. Abdalla,
K. Alebri, H. Al-Hajeri, H. Al-Mula, M. Al-
Zaabi and Z. Milutinovic
10:10 – 10:30 Break
Session 2 Seismic Networks-2 chairman’s: Dr. Firyal Bou-Rabee
10:30 – 10:50 ISC: Seismological Data for The Gulf Region Dmitry Storchak, D. Giacomo and J.
10:50 – 11:10 Compilation of an Earthquake Catalog for Iraq and Neighboring
Rengin. Gok, T. Onur, D. Dodge and W.
11:10 – 11:30 Improved characterization of local seismicity using the Dubai
E. Al Khatibi, Kamal Abou Elenean, A.
Megahed and I. El-Hussain
11:30 – 11:50 Redundant Data Center Configuration and Failover Procedure For
Real-Time Seismic Networks
Mathias Fannke, S. Radman and T. Allili
11:50 – 12:10 Combination of High Rate, Real-Time GNSS and Accelerometer
Observations and Rapid Seismic Event Notification for Earthquake
Early Warning and Volcano Monitoring, Trimble’s “Kestrel” series
innovation: the Seismo Geodetic System SG160-09.
Leonid. Zimakov, P. Passmore, M.
Jackson, J. Raczka and M. Alvarez
12:10 – 1:30 Prayer and Lunch
Session 3 Seismicity and Seismotectonics chairman’s: Kamal Abou Elenean
01:30 – 01:50 DEad SEa Research Venue (DESERVE)
Monitoring the Dead Sea Region By Multi-Parameter Stations
Aymen Mohsen, M. Weber and C.
01:50 – 02:10 Assessment of the Vibration Caused By Quarries Blast
In United Arab Emirates
Abedalqader Abdallah
02:10 – 02:30 Testing the Use of Advanced Correlators for Seismic Event
Robert Mellors, R. Gok, D. Dodge, and A.
02:30 – 02:50 Preliminary Results of Crustal Structure Beneath Nasiriyah and
Basra Areas, Southern Iraq, Using Inversion of Fundamental Mode
Rayleigh Wave Dispersion Curves
Hanan Mahdi, Wathiq Abdulnaby,
Haydar Al-Shukri, Najah Abd, Hussein
Chlaib, Ali Ramthan, Sany Hannina,
Maher Mahdi, Rafed Al-Mohaned, Zainab
Al-Zubairi, and Rengin Gok
02:50 – 03:00 Break
03:00 – 03:20 Earthquake Activities and Their Focal Mechanisms In the
Northeastern Part of Egypt
Sayed Dahy
03:20 – 03:40 Full-Waveform Moment Tensor Inversion and Source Mechanism
of Induced Earthquakes in Oil/Gas Fields
Chen Gu and M. Nafi Toksöz
03:40 – 04:00 Focal Mechanism and Stress Tensor Analysis in the South Red Sea Mohammed Abbas and N.A.Al-Sabri
04:00 – 04:20 Seismicity and Stress-Tensor Inversion Along the Gulf of Aqaba Abu bakr Ahmed Shater and Sallah M.

Day 3: Wednesday, April 8, 2015

08:30 – 12:00 Workshop: Estimating Fundamental Frequency Using HVSR of
Ambient Noise Records
Dr. Adel Mohamed Al-Shahat
12:00 – 01:30 Prayer and Lunch
Ground Motion and Seismic Hazard chairman’s: khamis Alshamsi
01:30 – 02:10 Keynote address: Regional Effects on Ground-Motion Predictive
Models: A Case Study
Dr. Snian Akkar
02:10 – 02:30 Modelling Long Period Earthquake Ground Motion Eser Çaktı and Karin Şeşetyan
02:30 – 02:50 Operation of Large Strong-Motion Networks Ogie Kuraica and Mathias Franke
02:50 – 03:10 Combined Use of Geophysical and Geotechnical Tests For Site
Characterization In Duqm Area, Sultanate of Oman
A. Mohamed, I. El-Hussain, A. Deif, G.
Al-Rawas, K. Al-Jabri, Z. Al-Habsi and Y.
03:10 – 03:30 Probabilistic and Deterministic Tsunami Hazard Assessment
Along the Northern Coast of Oman Due to Eastern Makran
Subduction Zone
Issa El-Hussain, R. Omira, G. Al-Rawas,
A. Deif, , M. Baptista, K. Al-Jabri, A.
Mohamed, Z. Al- Habsi and J. Miranda
03:30 – 03:50 Seismic Hazard Assessment at Duqm Area, Sultanate of Oman Adel Deif, , I., El-Hussain, A.M.E.
Mohamed, , G. Al-Rawas, Z. Al-Habsy,
K.Al-Jabri and S. Al-Hinai
03:50 – 04:10 Seismotectonic Setting offshore Syria and Lebanon: Implications
for Tsunami Hazard Assessment
Ryad. Darawcheh

Day 4: Thursday, April 9, 2015

Session 1 Earthquake and Engineering Seismology -1 chairman’s: Khalifa Al-Jabri
08:30 – 09:20 Keynote address: Benefits and Processes of Instrumentation of
Growing Number of Tall Buildings in the Middle East
Celebi Mehmet
09:20 – 09:40 Structural Health Monitoring: Applications in Istanbul and
Lessons Learned
Erdal Safak and E. Cakti
09:40 – 10:00 Structural Health Monitoring and Implementation of Rapid
Response Planning for UAE Buildings
D. Skolnik, M. Ciudad-Real, M. Franke,
E. Safak, A. Megahed, D. Swanson, E.
Bishop and E. Al Khatibi
10:00 – 10:20 Break
Session 2 Earthquake and Engineering Seismology -2 chairman’s: Erdal . Safak
10:20 – 10:40 Blind Modal Identification and Substructural Model Updating of
High Rise Buildings
Hao Sun, , O. Büyüköztürk, and N. Toksöz
10:40 – 11:00 Vibration Analysis of Beams and Plates Using Finite Element
Method: Consistent Mass Versus Lumped Mass.
Jafarali Parol, Jamal Al-Qazweeni and
Hasan Kamal
11:00 – 11:20 Engineering Seismological Considerations for the Southern Part
of Yemen
Khalid Al-Subai, A. Al-Aydrous and K.
11:20 – 11:40 Spectral Studies for Site Response in Earthquake Prone Region-A
Case Study
N. Sundararajan and T. Seshunarayana
11:40 – 12:00 Microzonation of the Ambient Seismic Background Noise in Aluja
Hatem Alwahsh
12:00 – 12:20 Application of GPS in Obstructed Environments Thomas Herring
12:20 – 01:40 Prayer and Lunch

01:30 – 03:00 Closing session chairman’s: Abdullah Alenezi



Several national and international specialists in relevant fields will be invited for presentations supporting the conference themes.


English will be the official language of the conference.


The forum planned to be held at KISR where it has facilities that are well equipped to host different type of events and host large numbers of participant. These facilities including conference Auditorium, workshop hall and learning.

A social programme will be planned to include an informal welcoming reception evening, and visits to Kuwaiti attractions


Accommodation will be available at Le royal Hotel at special rate for participtants.

Arabian Gulf Road, Bnied Al Gar
PO Box 27 Dasman,15451, Kuwait
Phone: 00965 22510999 Fax: 00965 22550947
Email: Email:

The non – GCC citizen require an entry visa to Kuwait . If you require a visa please send us a clear copy of your passport
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Transportation will be provided as follows:

• From Kuwait international airport to Le royal Hotel
• From Le royal Hotel . to Kuwait international airport
• From Le royal Hotel to Forum Venue (KISR)
• From Forum Venue (KISR) to Le royal Hotel

For any other information, please contact:
Dr. Abdullah Alenezi, Chairman of Organizing Committee
Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research, P.O. Box. 24885, 13109 Safat , Kuwait .
Tel: + 965 24989080 Email:
Organized By The Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research



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