Reverse Linkage for Pakistan: Earthquake Seismological Research

Main objective:

The project aims to enhance Pakistan’s capacity in detecting and monitoring earthquakes and assessing their risks.

Beneficiary Institution:

Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD).

Provider Institution:

TÜBİTAK Marmara Research Center, Turkey


IsDB and Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA).

Expected Outcomes:

The project aims to make significant improvements in Pakistan Meteorological Department’s capacity in terms of infrastructure, systems and human resources. It will introduce three new areas of knowledge, namely the global positioning system (GPS), site classification and establishing geographic information systems (GIS) database. It will also strengthen the PMD’s seismological research knowledge. To produce timely information on earthquakes, undertake accurate assessment of earthquake risks and better inform other institutions about those risks.


The activities conducted under the Project are as follows:

Venue Date Information
Kocaeli Turkey TBD Training Course on ‘Site Classification’
Kocaeli Turkey TBD Training Course on ‘Seismology’
Kocaeli Turkey TBD Training Course on ‘GPS Data Collection and Processing’
Ankara Turkey 13 December 2018 SESRIC and TÜBİTAK MAM signed an agreement within the scope of the Reverse Linkage Project between Turkey and Pakistan on Earthquake Seismological Research