Earthquake Early Warning System in Canada to Be Enhanced Through Collaboration With Tel Aviv University/SeismicAI

Across Canada, natural disasters such as floods, landslides, wildfires and earthquakes affect the lives and livelihoods of thousands of Canadians. The Government of Canada, along with provinces, territories and Indigenous partners are committed to working together to strengthen mitigation, preparedness and response efforts to natural disasters like earthquakes and ensure the safety of everyone who lives in at-risk regions of Canada.

Today, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, announced funding for Tel Aviv University (TAU) to develop software aimed at improving Earthquake Early Warning (EEW) systems that include arrays of sensor stations. This announcement is part of a suite of initiatives being brought forward by the Government of Canada to strengthen the safety, security and resilience of Canada’s emergency readiness infrastructure. Tel Aviv University was chosen for this project as it is the recognized world leader in the field of small-aperture seismic arrays that can improve EEW performance for cross-border and offshore events and is a responsible choice for the safety of Canadians, given Tel Aviv’s global leadership in this field.

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