partners | 14 Mar 2016 >
Together with Emergency Management BC (EMBC) and the Geological Survey of Canada, GEM will start to work on an integrated earthquake risk assessment for the Province of British Columbia. The proposed study will include both a regional assessment of earthquake risks in the province, and more detailed assessments of risk reduction potential in hotspot areas of concern. GEM will assist the development of a framework of indicators that can be used to support earthquake risk reduction planning at local and regional scales in British Columbia. The aim is to develop a framework of performance measures that EMBC can use to inform policy targets and earthquake risk reduction strategies for the Province. This project will be a new opportunity to demonstrate the full capabilities of the OpenQuake platform, and the benefits of investing in a broader GEM-Canada partnership.