OPENQUAKE

Serving all needs

The OpenQuake Platform brings a great variety of options together for assessing and understanding risk. Many of these need expert knowledge, to be sure that hazard and risk are assessed the right way. But there will also be many results and datasets available that facilitate all of our stakeholders in exploring, understanding and improved decision-making. Beacuse we want to facilitate the needs of our various stakeholder groups we are planning to have customised interfaces and functionalities within the platform. We continue to brainstorm on how we can do this best.

The platform in general will feature the following type of functionaiities. Soon we will be able to link these to specific use-cases (e.g. how can an engineer use the OpenQuake Platform, how can a government official use the OpenQuake Platform, how can a hazard scientists use the platform).

Calculate

Powered by the OpenQuake Engine, users will be able to carry out seismic hazard, physical and integrated risk assessment in a variety of ways.

This way they can explore hazard and risk under different assumptions.

 

View

The platform will facilitate a user in viewing user-developed and uploaded information.

At the same time the platform is going to allow a user to dynamically visualise GEM datasets, models and pre-calculated outputs (maps, graphs, etc.).

 

Explore

Users will be able to develop customised risk maps, to use for improved risk awareness, understanding and decision-making.

 

 

Model

Users will be able to prepare data and develop PSHA-input models, exposure models, physical vulnerability models, and composite index models.

For state-of-practice hazard model building there are tools for catalogue homogenisation, declustering and completeness analysis, calculation of activity rates, computation of activity rates from geologic information, reconciliation of geological, seismological and geodetic information.

 

 

Capture

Users will capture new data both for their own use, as well as for inclusion in the global databases.

There will be tools for capturing data on buildings, both from satellite imagery using remote sensing and through building-by-building observation with (mobile) field tools. Geologists can capture data on faults by drawing their features on a map and adding relevant attributes to the database.

User-Area

The platform is likely to feature a user-area, that summarizes the users activities in the platform, such as calculations that they have run. Users are interconnected and can share and discuss models, maps and other output.