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Industry Visit – The Institute of Seismological Research – 4th October, 2016 – Corporate Resource Cell

Be curious always! For knowledge will not acquire you; you must acquire it. – Sudie Back. With the intention of dissemination of the concepts of technology in Seismological Research; the Corporate Resource Cell organized a visit to The Institute of Seismological Research (ISR). The students B.Tech Civil Engineering semester V & VII were the prime beneficiaries of this visit.

The Institute of Seismological Research (ISR) has been established by the Science and Technology Department, Government of Gujarat vide Government Resolution No. ISR-2003-687-DST dated August 27, 2003. The Institute of Seismological Research (ISR) under the Science and Technology Department, Government of Gujarat is functioning from 2006. ISR is the only institute in India, fully dedicated to seismological research and is planned to be developed into a premier international institute in few years time.

Gujarat seismic network of 60 Broadband Seismographs and 54 Strong Motion Accelerographs is operated since 2006. Data of 36 broadband stations is processed in real-time through VSAT and Auto location software round the clock to determine the epicenter and magnitude of earthquakes within minutes of arrival of the seismic waves and the information is disseminated to administrators for taking appropriate mitigation measures. ISR is participating in global efforts of seismic hazard assessment: (i) Global Earthquake Model (With Italy + Germany) (ii) Seismic & Tsunami hazard using EU – India e-Infrastructure with Italy using Grid & cloud computing. Seismic Hazard Assessment, Project Specific: GIFT City, Sardar Patel Statue, LNG Terminal (Mundra), Nuclear Power Plants, V S Hospital, Ahmedabad.

The main objective of the visit was to make the students aware of the seismograph functioning, how the data is recorded and analyzed by at I.S.R. Gandhinagar. Students visited entire campus and organization and learnt about Earthquake Monitoring Program & Data of 36 broadband stations is processed in real-time through VSAT and Auto location software round the clock to determine the epicenter and magnitude of earthquakes within minutes of arrival of the seismic waves and the information is disseminated to administrators for taking appropriate mitigation measures. Space-time pattern of seismicity gives information about newly active faults.

Students also learned about Seismic Hazard Assessment as well. The Institute staff also appreciated Rai University students after the question answer sessions. The visit was very informative and gave a good learning experience. It was the unique example of “EDUTAINMENT” i.e. Education & Entertainment. They also clarified their doubts during the plant visit. It also gave them a chance to come a step closer to their educational experience.

 

Students were given orientation by the authorities of the Institute of Seismological Research

Knowledge sharing – Institute of Seismological Research

Students were given Power Point Presentation by the authorities of the Institute of Seismological Research

Group Photo – the Institute of Seismological Research – Students & Faculties

Group Photo – Faculty & Students – at the Institute of Seismological Research