GEM was one of the talking topics of the 15th World Conference in Earthquake Engineering which saw participation of 3000+ engineers, scientists and practitioners from around the globe. During three special sessions, and many GEM-related talks many expressed enthusiasm and eagerness to (continue to) be involved in GEM's scientific activities, as well as being part of the processes leading to the raising of risk awareness and the introduction of mitigation measures.
Anselm Smolka opened the first special session with an inspiring talk about GEM’s Mission and Vision. During the same session Helen Crowley introduced the ideas for the OpenQuake platform, that will host and connect data, models, maps and tools to assess risk with users worldwide. Browse through their presentations, and download these and all other talks of the special sessions below.