Aims and Scope

Aims and Objectives:

Laboratory research is aimed at recent and active tectonics of Alpine-Himalayan and Circum-Pacific belts as well as recent tectonic evolution and geodynamics of continents.

The core topic of current studies is active faulting, studied by remote sensing data, near-surface geophysics, field surveys and paleoseismological methods, supported by archaeology, paleontology and seismology.

Our regional studies form an integrated outlook on recent orogeny, revealing crustal and subcrustal factors in the formation of Pliocene-Quaternary mountain systems.

An original outcome of our research is an effect of active tectonics on the evolution of human society.

Research themes:

An expression of neotectonic processes in the Earth's surface, shallow crust and in geophysical fields as a proxy for past geological and tectonic processes.

Recent and active tectonics as a source of natural hazards: seismic hazard assessment, volcanic, landslide and other geological hazards assessment and mitigation.

Practical applications:

Our team have expertise in preparation of maps, spatial databases and other documentation for geological hazards assessment.

The laboratory contributed to the International Lithosphere Program Project II-2 «World Map of Major Active Faults» and hosted its Eastern Hemisphere dataset;

provided seismotectonic basis for national regulatory maps on seismic hazard assessment OSR-97, OSR-2012 and OSR-2016;

studied seismotectonic settings for large construction projects such as nuclear plants, major pipelines, etc.