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Building Resilience for the Next Big One: The Global Earthquake Model (GEM) Foundation at the AXA XL Science Team Event


Jul 8, 2024

Jun 13, 2024

In June, the Global Earthquake Model (GEM) Foundation participated in the AXA XL Science Team event, "Between Shaking and Climate: How We Build Resilience for the Next Large Event." Held on June 13th, 2024, in London and virtually, the event explored strategies for enhancing preparedness and building resilience against future natural disasters in a changing climate.

GEM Secretary General, Helen Crowley, presented a comprehensive overview of the foundation's work in earthquake risk assessment. Helen's presentation covered GEM's mission and the valuable resources being currently offered, including datasets, models, and software specifically designed for earthquake risk assessment such as the OpenQuake Engine.

Looking ahead, Helen highlighted GEM's ongoing projects and future areas of focus. These include developing improved global earthquake catalogues and ground motion data, utilising machine learning to identify areas susceptible to earthquake-induced landslides and liquefaction, and refining models to forecast the potential impact of earthquakes on populations and infrastructure.

Additionally, GEM is studying the environmental consequences of earthquakes and collaborating with other natural hazard modelling initiatives such as the Global Tsunami Model (GTM) and global sea level rise modelling efforts.

The presentation is available for viewing on LinkedIn (21:28 - 41:24). It provides a concise summary of the Secretariat's current work at GEM and is a valuable resource for anyone interested in learning more about GEM's ongoing efforts to mitigate earthquake risks and build resilience for future events.

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