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Agenda of the Earthquake Advisory Board: New Earthquake Map and Building Regulations 04 May 2018

Projects concerning introducing New Earthquake Hazard Map and Building Regulations of Turkey to the public were discussed at the first Earthquake Advisory Board meeting of the year.

Head of the Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) Dr. Mehmet Güllüoğlu and members of the Earthquake Advisory Board participated in the first ordinary meeting of Earthquake Advisory Board in 2018.

In addition to main topic of agenda which is the New Earthquake Hazard Map of Turkey and Building Earthquake Regulations of Turkey, update and mid-term evaluation of National Earthquake Strategy and Action Plan (UDSEP-2023) as well raising awareness about earthquake among public were discussed during the meeting.

About the Earthquake Advisory Board

The Earthquake Advisory Board produces plans and sets policies in line with the principles of AFAD and offers assistance to the implementation of these plans and policies. Moreover, the Council makes comments about measures that should be taken in the aftermath of a possible earthquake and aim at decreasing the damages caused by the earthquakes.

The Earthquake Advisory Board is made up of Head of the Disaster and Emergency Management Authority, Representative of Ministry of Environment and Urban Planning, Director of Boğaziçi University Kandilli Observatory and Earthquake Research Institute, General Manager of Mineral Research and Exploration Institute, Head of Turkey Scientific and Technological Research Institute, General Director of Turkish Red Crescent, 5 academicians and representatives of 3 nongovernmental institutions.

The Council has contributed the preparation and implementation of UDSEP-2023 document, has provided support to AFAD during public announcements made in the aftermath of important earthquakes, has aided monitoring and guiding UDSEP and UDA activities and has contributed the preparation of Ethic Rules that should be applied during earthquakes since its establishment in 2009.

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