GEM’s community growth relies on the growing number of public and private participants who fund, govern and make the GEM global effort valuable and sustainable.
The GEM Foundation is interested in strengthening the range of participants supporting and driving the effort. By developing new participatory schemes, the Foundation secures the inclusion of participants who might otherwise not be able to contribute, and at the same time responds to the need to create synergies with organizations whose mission complement GEM’s mission.
We invite companies and other private organisations that are interested in earthquake risk assessment for their assests and people in various locations of the world, or for their clients' assets, to invest in GEM during it's development process and support the development going forward at higher speed. For private participants investing now in GEM means free access to GEM's integrated risk assessment platform OpenQuake after 2014, cutting-edge resources and tools, as well as access to a unique network of leading organisations and people who keep abreast with the latest developments and serve as a sounding board for new ideas and partnerships.
Two modes are proposed for collaboration with public entities: Public Participation and (newly-added) Worldwide Collaboratives (WC).
The intent of adding this latter category is to more clearly define the relationship with initiatives that relate to and coordinate with GEM but which remain financially
Defined financial contributions from Public Participants follow a sliding scale based on the OECD formula relating contributions to a country’s national expenditure on
research and development. In exceptional cases, when it is of special interest for GEM, participation is also possible by organisations at the regional, sub-national or city scale, with contributions subject to mutual agreement and Governing Board approval.
Good Reasons to join GEM
Shape GEM’s progress
Between 2013 and 2014 many GEM products come to fruition and are being integrated into the OpenQuake platform. GEM Foundation participants actively take part in strategic planning during this last phase of GEM’s first Working Programme. Public Participants, Governor and Advisory Private Participants make strategic choices and decide on changes in focus when and where needed.
Enter into an inspiring network
GEM is an exciting collaboration between top-level experts and institutions, public, private and international organisations from around the globe that play a leading role in earthquake risk assessment and management.
GEM’s Governing Board features renowned professionals from top organisations who meet twice a year and together take all strategic decisions related to GEM.
Shape GEM’s future
GEM’s partners decide together on GEM’s second Working Programme, globally and regionally. The 2014-18 Working Programme emphasises continued development of regional and other collaborations, facilitating use of OpenQuake to support a worldwide community in carrying out risk assessments and increasing the global knowledge base. At the same time we will continue to support groundbreaking science globally.
Contribute to earthquake risk reduction
GEM’s ultimate goal is facilitating risk awareness and decisions on that lead to a more resilient society. Partners play a key role in helping to ensure that tools and resources developed within the scope of GEM help to reduce earthquake death, destruction, dislocation and monetary losses from global down to local scale. Partners also help to build new collaborations to leverage GEM’s resources for mutual benefit.
There are more options besides becoming a participant in the GEM Foundation. If you or your organisation would like to partner with GEM to support a regional programme, work on a joint scientific project, read more in the section 'Support GEM'.