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RSSC held a meeting with representatives of the AFAD Department of Earthquake and MDSOFT

9 January 2023
RSSC held a meeting with representatives of the AFAD Department of Earthquake and MDSOFT

Representatives of the Department of Earthquakes of the Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Turkey (AFAD) and MDSOFT are visiting Azerbaijan. On January 9, a meeting of the delegation from Turkey and employees of the RSSC took place at the Republican Seismic Survey Center of ANAS. The meeting was attended by the head of the AFAD delegation, Professor Bahadir Aktug, employees - Doruk Shenturk and Engin Chorukh, representatives of the MDSOFT company Kadir Yildiz and Okan Shahbaz, Executive Director of the RSSC ANAS, Doctor of Philosophy in Technical Sciences, Associate Professor Rauf Muradov, head of the "Dynamics of earthquake sources" department, Ph.D. in Geology and Mineralogy, Associate Professor Sabina Kazimova, head of the “Geodynamics” department, Ph.D. in Geology and Mineralogy, Associate Professor Ilyas Kazimov, head of the “International Relations” department Telman Djafarov and software engineer of the "Dynamics of earthquake sources"department Nail Gaziyev.

At the meeting, on the basis of the Protocol on the Agreement reached between the Department of Earthquakes of AFAD and RSSC ANAS, the work done towards the installation of seismic stations, the exchange of employees’ experience, the exchange of earthquake data, and the upcoming tasks, as well as issues related to the implementation of joint projects were discussed.

It should be noted that within the framework of the visit, with the support of AFAD, it is planned to train Azerbaijani specialists of the RSSC in the use of programs developed in Turkey to process and analyze data from 22 new seismic stations installed in Azerbaijan.

Employees of the departments of the RSSC "Dynamics of earthquake sources" and "Geodynamics" will take part in the training. During the discussions between the parties, other issues of mutual interest were clarified.

At the end, the guests were presented with souvenirs.

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