The Collection, Synthesis, and Quality Assessment of Data Describing The Response to Human Needs Following The 1999 Turkey Earthquakes

The purpose of this NSF Funded research project is to identify, collect, synthesize and quality assure human needs planning data before this data is lost or the ability to interpret data is degraded. The resulting data bases are available on this website for researchers and emergency planners and will provide the basis for developing models capable of predicting the service delivery capability required to meet human needs following future earthquakes in Turkey.The main goal of this project is to enhance the capability of government and non government organizations for emergency management, humanitarian relief, and recovery planning for potential major earthquakes in Turkey.

The research is being conducted by Principal Investigator John R. Harrald, Director of the Institute for Crisis, Disaster, and Risk Management,  Irmak Renda Tanali, D.Sc. Candidate and Research Associate of ICDRM, and Jeanne B. Perkins, Earthquake Program Manager, Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG).

Click here for an ABAG newsletter article on our latest Turkey trip (by Jeanne B. Perkins)


Turkey June 2001, Institute Team at the Kocaeli Chamber of Industry


Turkey Dec. 1999, Institute Team's visit to Yalova