GEM presents the OpenQuake Engine to EDF and CEA scientists and engineers
About 10 scientists and engineers from Électricité de France (EDF), a nuclear electric power generation company and France’s Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), participated in the presentation and meeting on GEM's OpenQuake Engine held at the EDF lab - Paris Saclay from February 26 to March 1, 2019.
The meeting focused on the description of the main features of the seismic hazard component of the OpenQuake Engine and its potential use for site-specific studies. During the 4-day meeting workshop, the GEM team composed of Marco Pagani, Hazard Team Coordinator and Michele Simionato, Senior OpenQuake Developer described the main tools developed by GEM for the construction of components of a hazard model.
The participants provided many useful suggestions on potential improvements to be introduced into the engine. These suggestions as well as other scientific topics will be at the core of the initial collaboration between GEM and EDF/CEA, which proposes to utilize the OpenQuake-engine for research in probabilistic seismic hazard assessment.