Private Participant

Private Participation

Private participants contribute funds to the GEM Foundation and earn privileges related to governance, insight, interaction, and visibility. Four categories of participation are available, distinguished by sector and level of contributions. The ‘advisor’ and ‘affiliate’ categories are targeted to engineering organizations (outside the insurance and catastrophe modelling industry).

Good Reasons to join GEM

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 formally twice a year and together take all strategic decisions related to GEM.

Strategise in GEM’s first phase

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.

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.

Stay ahead

Participants obtain early access to interim research, test results, preliminary products and datasets, for application in their organisation. Workshops are organised to share know-how and insights with our partners, to discuss their needs, and to connect them directly to the global community of scientists. Through training collaborators gain hands-on skills to effectively use the various GEM products.

How to join GEM

Insurance & Risk Modelling Sector 1

 

Governor

 

Patron

Contributions

€250,0003

Intellectual contributions4

Contributions

 €125,0003

Privileges Governing Board Voting Seat
Redistribution of OpenQuake5
Early Insight
High Visibility
Certification Training6
Workshop Invitations7
Privileges Redistribution of OpenQuake5

 

 Engineering Sector 2

 

Advisor

 

Affiliate

Contributions

€60,0003

Intellectual contributions4

Contributions

 Up to €30,0003

Privileges Technical Advisory Council Memberhsip
Redistribution of OpenQuake5
Early Insight
High Visibility
Certification Training6
Workshop Invitations7
Privileges Redistribution of OpenQuake5


1) Although predominantly from this sector, also available to any organization
2) Also available to any organization outside the insurance, financial services, and risk modelling sectors

3) Annual amount, assuming a 5-year contribution

4) Data, models, expertise, results, etc.
5) Private participants are granted a waiver to the license clauses that prevent incorporation and redistribution of software as part of a proprietary system
6) Every other year
7) Twice a year, allowing for discussions with GEM staff and scientists and providing direct influence in GEM strategy and product development

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'.