Ongoing Projects

2012–2014 Montenegro Seismological Observatory is one of the partners in the regional project "Improvements in the Harmonized Seismic Hazard Maps for the Western Balkan Countries" financed by the NATO Science for Peace and Security Programme. The essential purpose of this project is improvement of the seismic hazard maps for the region, as well as building of harmonized acceleometric databank. Web address of the Project is
20122014 Starting from the middle of year 2012, Montenegro Seismological Observatory implements the project "Impact of rockfall in the solid rock on road safety in Montenegro" in cooperation with the Faculty of Civil Engineering, University of Montenegro, as the project leader. The goal of this project is to define zones of increased hazard for the occurrence of rockfalls on natural and artificial slopes, near the existing road infrastructure in Montenegro. Project is funded by the Ministry of Science of Montenegro.
During the last year, field investigations have been carried out and included zoning of main road corridors. Based on the survey results, during this year, remediation measures will be proposed, for the sanitation of the zones with increased risk for the traffic, in order to reduce the risk on major roads.
20112014 Montenegro Seismological Observatory is one of the partners in the international project "ALPHA - Adria Lithosphere Investigation" funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). ALPHA represents first fundamental investigation of the Adria lithosphere, with the aim of structure determination and quantification of collision zone along the Dinarides, using active seismics in addition to seismological longtime measurements.
At the end of January 2012, for the purpose of the project implementation, refractive seismic surveys using a research ship "FS Meteor" were performed, in international and territorial waters of Montenegro, Italy and Albania, as well as high-resolution bathymetric mapping for the epicentral area of 1979 earthquake, with the purpose of detecting surface structural traces and morphological indications of the terrain denivelation in this earthquake.
In the last months of previous year, processing of the collected data was performed and during this year the project activities will focus on the modeling and interpretation of the processed data.

Realized Projects

20092013 Project SHARE - "Seismic Hazard Harmonization in Europe" has started in the middle of 2009. Montenegro Seismological Observatory is in the role of the leading country partner for all Western Balkan countries. SHARE is a collaborative Project in the cooperation programme of the FP7 Program of the European Commission and it should provide an updated, living seismic hazard model for the Euro-Mediterranean region.
20072011 Montenegro Seismological Observatory was the leading partner in the project BSHAP - "Harmonization of Seismic Hazard Maps for the Western Balkan Countries" financed by the NATO Science for Peace and Security Programme. The main results of the project are: new generation of probabilistic seismic hazard maps for Western Balkan, improved national seismic networks for all participating countries, trained young researchers in seismic hazard assessment, etc.
20072008 Project CoSEESNet - "A Collaborative South East Europe Seismic Network: Towards Early Warning System and Real Time Seismic Monitoring in South East Europe" was implemented with the aim of establishing cooperation between leading seismological institutions of Southeast Europe, as well as for the reason of improving the quality and quantity of seismic monitoring and exchange of seismic data in the region.
1990 Development of original and pioneer approach to the digital seismic data acquisition on PC computers for the Montenegro analogue seismic stations network.
19841986 Seismic regional zoning of Montenegro, including field geophysical investigation, in scale 1:25.000.
19821987 Seismic micro zoning for all urban area in all communes of Montenegro, including geophysical field investigation and data processing and interpretation, realized on maps with scale 1:2.500 to 1:5.000.
19821985 International UNDP/UNESCO project "Seismic risk reduction in the Balkan Region", part for Montenegro.
19821983 Temporal Seismological Maps for territory of Yugoslavia, in part for Montenegro, carried out for earthquake return periods 50, 100, 200, 500, 1.000 and 10.000 years in scale 1:1.000.000.
19802006 Seismic field micro zoning for more than 100 new large buildings such as industrial buildings, hotels, schools etc.
19782000 Great number of scientific studies on the large artificial water reservoirs induced seismicity, especially for “Mratinje” dam (220m) in Montenegro and “Grancarevo” dam in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
19752000 Several project proposals for seismic instrumentation of large dams, such are: “Grancarevo” in Bosnia and Herzegovina , “Mratinje” in Montenegro etc.
19731976 International UNESCO/UNDP regional project “Survey of the Seismicity for the Balkan region”, part for Montenegro.