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News Briefs: GEM activities from March-May 2019


May 23, 2019

Mauro Dolce, GEM Governing Board Chairperson during one of the strategic planning exercises. Photo credit: GEM

A round-up of GEM's other notable activities during the past three months.

GEM Strategic Planning meeting

GEM organized a 2-day strategic planning meeting to develop an integrated strategy and vision for a sustainable, resilient GEM from the present to 2030. GEM staff and members of the GEM Sustainability Committee participated in the meeting held at CAR College, Pavia, Italy from 29-30 April. Members of the GRAF Expert Group also joined as advisors. The strategic planning meeting was facilitated by Laura Lee, Architect, Integrated Strategic/Systems Design.


European Geosciences Union Meeting 2019

GEM’s Hazard Coordinator, Marco Pagani recently participated in the EGU General Assembly that took place in Vienna, Austria last April. The event drew more than 16,000 scientists from 113 countries and featured 5,531 oral, 9,432 poster, and 1,287 PICO presentations as well as almost 700 unique scientific sessions together with 87 short courses and 338 side events. GEM participates in this yearly event to keep abreast of the latest development and advancements in European geoscience.

Other activities:

  • Vitor Silva's participation at SERA workshop and meeting in Edinburgh, Scotland;

  • Marco Pagani's presentation of GEM at Willis Towers Watson in London;

  • Richard Styron's presentation of GEM at the Seismological Society of America conference in Seattle, Washington, USA; and

  • John Schneider's meeting with Professor Tso-Chien Pan from the Institute of Catastrophe Risk Management-NTU Singapore. NTU has rejoined GEM Governing Board this year after a brief hiatus.

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GEM activity photos March-May 2019



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