Sisifo map

YEAR: 2013 CLIENT: Italian government

Learning seismic safety at high school: the SISIFO project


SISIFO (is a multidisciplinary one-year project managed by Numeria, the National Institute of Oceanography and Experimental Geophysics (OGS) and the University of Udine, SPRINT Laboratory. The project has been founded by the Italian government through MIUR (Ministero Istruzione Università e Ricerca). The main goal of the project is to raise the teachers and students’ knowledge of seismic hazard, seismic response of foundation soils and building's dynamics, and to increase awareness of seismic safety, including seismic hazard, seismic site response, seismic behavior of structural and non-structural elements.

As SISIFO project aims at developing original approaches to seismic safety, tailored on different targeted schools, we provided the teachers with “ad hoc” educational materials developed during the project.

Fourteen high schools of north-eastern Italy participated in the pilot project in 2013-14, with more than 400 students involved. In each school we installed a Quake-Catcher Network (QCN) sensor (

Activities developed by the students have been presented during a workshop held on April 7th, 2014 in Udine (Italy). During the workshop, the students proudly presented their works and showed hands-on activities designed by themselves, involving the audience in a deep emotion.

Rocca de

Restoration of medieval Rocca de Terzi

LOCATION: Sissa YEAR: 2018 CLIENT: Municipality of Sissa Trecasali, PR; Italy
Downtown residential building in Kathmandu

Damage survey, vulnerability assessment and retrofit of a residential building in Nepal

LOCATION: Lalitpur (Nepal) YEAR: 2016 CLIENT: Downtown Housing Company Pvt. Ltd.
Mirandola building after the June 2012 main shock

Mirandola apartment building

LOCATION: Mirandola, Italy YEAR: 2014
Finite Element Model of the base isolated reactor core

EC funded project ESNII +

YEAR: 2013-2016 CLIENT: European Commission - European Atomic Energy Community
Seismic isolators installed under the building

Seismic retrofit of residential buildings

LOCATION: L'Aquila, Italy YEAR: 2013
Sisifo map

Learning seismic safety at high school: the SISIFO project

YEAR: 2013 CLIENT: Italian government
Logo of the EC funded project SILER

EC funded project SILER

YEAR: 2011-2014 CLIENT: European Commission - European Atomic Energy Community
Typical multi-span highway bridge

Seismic Vulnerability Assessment of Highway Bridges