The research activity at the Centre includes analytical, computational and experimental methods in solid and fluid mechanics. This includes probabilistic and statistical methods. Problems in mechanics related to civil and environmental engineering, as well as allied fields, are considered. A special emphasis is placed on research in earthquake and wind engineering. Topics of special interest are vibration and dynamics of complex structures and the use of computers in mechanics, particularly in the field of structural dynamics. The Centre operates and maintains the Icelandic Strong-Motion Network and distributes data through the Internet Site for European Strong-Motion Data (ISESD). On-going measurement programmes include full-scale measurements of wind and earthquake-induced structural response, as well as recording of data required for civil and environmental engineering design.