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Assessing and Mitigating Earthquake Risk in the Caribbean and Central America (CCARA)

Background
Earthquake risk is on the rise and earthquakes are expected to take an increasing number of lives1. Hazard and risk assessments are the foundation for raising awareness among policy makers and the general public, forming the basis for decisions and actions that effectively build resilience and can reduce risk. While important work has been carried out in the Central American and Caribbean region to understand earthquake risk assessment and management there is still ample room to enhance that understanding and properly introduce it in decision- and policy-making processes. In many areas of the world, state-of-the-art information and tools to assess earthquake risk have been inaccessible for a long time. As a first step to tackle this problem, the Global Earthquake Model (GEM) has been created and spent the past seven years collaboratively advancing open source science and technology for global state-of-the-art seismic hazard and risk modeling, data collection, and risk assessment at scales from local to national, regional, and global.
Scope
Regional
Period
2016 - 2018
Partners
Municipality of San Jose (Costa Rica) - National Commission of Emergencies (CNE) - University of Costa Rica (UCR) - Laboratorio Nacional de Materiales y Estructuras (LANAMME) - Open Street Maps (please confirm with Vitor)
Funders
United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
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