GEM is not a one-time project, but an ongoing and growing collaborative effort. Multi-year work programmes set clear priorities and give focus to our mission.
2009-2014 first phase of GEM:
- Build up of the collaborative effort
- Development of all critical elements for risk assessment
- Release of the OpenQuake platform v1.0 and related tools allowing stakeholders worldwide to work together to assess risk and thereby support risk understanding, awareness, mitigation and management.
- Main focus is on development of global databases, global best practice and globally applicable tools for risk modeling and risk communication.
2014-2018 second phase of GEM:
- Leveraging the OpenQuake platform, supporting a worldwide community to carry out hazard and risk assessment and share their outputs and knowledge through the platform, increasing its value.
- Release of the OpenQuake platform v2.0 incorporating new science, data and developments
- Main focus is on regional collaboration, knowledge sharing and technology transfer.
Subsequent phases: Through continuous enhancement of the products and services through the global collaborative effort changing the landscape of earthquake risk assessment and risk management.
2013/2014 is a transition period and we are currently working on a vision document for 2014-2018, which includes broadening of the public-private partnership to create a more sustainable basis for the GEM Foundation and the efforts of GEM.
See also our roadmap page.