Flagship Programmes are a collection of QuakeCoRE-funded projects involving multi-institution and multi-disciplinary research collaboration, engagement with end-users, and co-funding. The initial Flagships described in this Collaboration Plan integrate successful on-going projects by QuakeCoRE researchers and leverage additional funding to achieve significant impacts for NZ.
FP1: Ground Motion Simulation & Validation: This Flagship aims to induce a paradigm shift in strong ground motion prediction through the use of high-fidelity physics-based simulation methods; merging state-of-the-art knowledge in strong motion seismology and geotechnical earthquake engineering
FP2: Liquefaction Impacts on Land and Infrastructure: This Flagship focuses on soil liquefaction as one of the principal earthquake hazards affecting land and infrastructure of New Zealand
FP3: Addressing Earthquake-Vulnerable Buildings - A multidisciplinary Approach This Flagship seeks multi-disciplinary research on existing buildings vulnerable to significant damage and potentially collapse in future earthquakes
FP4: Next-Generation Infrastructure - Low damage and repairable solutions: This Flagship seeks a new design paradigm whereby reparability and damage-control is explicitly considered in the design process. This requires the development of new low damage systems, quantification of the reparability of conventional systems, and addressing barriers to implementation.
FP5: Pathways To Improved Resilience: This Flagship focuses on determining how we decide where to invest attention and finances to improve NZ’s resilience to earthquakes.
In addition to the activities within each FP, there are also cross-FP initiatives, as noted below:
Large externally-funded research programmes aligned with the QuakeCoRE mission: