Geo-hazards are site characteristics or environmental conditions that could potentially damage a facility. Examples are landslides, earthquakes, fault ruptures, tsunami and exceptionally strong storms.
The experience to identify, evaluate and mitigate these hazards combines geophysics, marine geology, sedimentology, engineering geology, geotechnical engineering, seismic engineering and numerical analyses to identify and provide a quantitative characterization of geo-hazards at a site. The results are used to implement mitigation measures and lower the overall risk profile of a project.
Data is organized and interpreted using the most advanced commercial platforms, IHS Kingdom, ArcGis (ESRI), SonarWiz, etc.
We perform seismic hazard analyses using the standard FRISK88M and EZ-FRISK codes and the open source software CRISIS and OpenQuake.
With regard to geohazard, RINA project experience includes:
Furthermore, we have performed seismic hazard assessments for over 100 major projects worldwide. Our expertise includes some of the most seismically active and tectonically complex areas of the planet (e.g. Chilean and Sumatran subduction zones), as well as stable continental regions (Baltic Sea, West African Craton).