GEM strives to deliver lasting effects on the ground in the form of reduced earthquake risk and improved earthquake risk management at local and national levels. GEM believes that high quality, open, transparent and accessible earthquake risk tools and models combined with collaborative capacity development is key to achieving a world that is resilient to earthquakes.
KNOWLEDGE TO ACTION FRAMEWORK
Seismic risk assessment tools development
Seismic risk data collection and standardization
Seismic risk model development at local, national, regional and global scales
20+ open computational tools and global databases for earthquake hazard, vulnerability and exposure highlighted by the OpenQuake (OQ) analysis engine.
OpenQuake and the ISC-GEM catalog were used in countless presentations at the 2017 Fall AGU meeting in New Orleans. Really fantastic impact on the research community, raising the bar on seismic risk assessment; it was great.
CEO & Cofounder, Temblor, Inc. USA
Outputs and Products
18K+ OpenQuake platform users from 156 countries since 2015
10+ global seismic risk databases
1000+ fragility curves
GEM has been highly successful in mobilising support and cooperation for achieving its goal of producing a global map of seismic hazard and risk. At the time of writing, no other special interest group has been anything like as successful in producing global hazard and risk maps.
The Institution of Structural Engineers
GEM's earthquake resilience performance scorecard methodology has been used in Lalitpur as inputs for the building code process. We are keen to move forward and to further use the scorecard method in the future.
National Society for Earthquake Technology, Nepal
National government agencies
Municipalities and cities
Insurance & reinsurance companies
GEM is a groundbreaking initiative. From the scientific perspective, I am impressed with the extent and level of development of the tools such as the OpenQuake, and how GEM has managed to grow over the years.
Willis Towers Watson, UK
Capacity development through OpenQuake tools training, technical support and assistance
500+ trained in seismic risk assessment using OpenQuake in 90+ countries since 2014
Local, national, regional and global seismic risk projects implementation
Data and information sharing through the OpenQuake web platform and GEM website
25+ local, national, regional and global seismic risk assessment projects covering 150+ countries
30K+ website and platform users from 150+ countries since 2015
20+ Government agencies using OQ and GEM resources to develop or revise national hazard maps
20+ Insurance and reinsurance companies using OQ, GEM resources and technical services to enhance in-house capabilities in seismic risk assessment
Our partnership with GEM expanded in-house expertise on earthquake risk and strengthened our overall internal and external risk management processes. We hope to continue this productive collaboration in the years to come.
Hannover Re - Group Risk Management Modelling
GEM has successfully developed a 21st century seismic risk assessment software - OpenQuake, and addressed the challenges of global database standards for risk assessment.
GNS Science, New Zealand
Enhanced understanding of global earthquake risk
Improved, standardized and more accessible information for disaster management
Improved information for insurance pricing
Improved skills in scientific seismic risk assessment
We are particularly impressed by GEM’s collaborative, interactive approach in working with its stakeholders, and are proud to support GEM in their goal of worldwide earthquake resilience.
Paul Della Marta
PartnerRe, Head of Catastrophe Research
Global earthquake resilience.