GEM offers flexible mechanisms to enable potential partners to contribute to its ongoing and future work programs. Partners and collaborators can enter into sponsorships, project partnerships and service agreements, and can select the level of engagement based on their needs and requirements.
Why We Support GEM
Become a sponsor
GEM’s sponsorship structure and fees have been designed to incentivize participation of public and private organizations. Public Governors may propose to contribute directly to the work program via an in-kind project to offset the *GERD-based sponsorship contribution. The minimum fees in the table below apply only to sponsors who sign up for three years or more.
Sponsor Types and Contributions (2020 onwards)
Option 1: Small Business Advisor Sponsor - for businesses of <20 employees and revenue of < 3M euro per year. The fees are 35k euro per year for a minimum of three years. If the number of employees or revenue exceed the threshold amount in a given year, the fees for subsequent years increase to the Standard Advisor level of 75K euros/year. These criteria must hold for full duration of the sponsorship.
*Option 2: Start-up Business Advisor Sponsor - for businesses of <20 employees and revenue of < 3M euro per year that anticipate growth in subsequent years. The fees are 150K for three years, with contributions of 25K, 50K and 75K in respective years. If growth is not realized in a given year (i.e., does not exceed the employee and revenue limit), the fees for subsequent years revert to those for Small Business Advisor Sponsor (35,000 euro per year). These criteria must hold at start, commitment for 3 years.
Option 3: Shared Advisor Sponsor - for businesses of <20 employees and revenue of < 3M euro per year. The fees are 75K per year for three years pooled between up to three small business organizations. One organization is designated as the focal point for communication with GEM and participation in meetings. These criteria must hold for all partners for the full duration of the sponsorship.
Contribution Levels based on GERD
*Public Participant minimum contribution levels based on GERD
Support and (co)fund an earthquake hazard and risk assessment project that effectively promotes and improves earthquake risk reduction and resilience globally. Join private and public agencies and local and international experts in developing the latest earthquake hazard and risk model, tools and data.
Training and Communication for Earthquake Risk Assessment (TREQ) funded by USAID aims to develop capacity and produce training, educational and communication materials for urban earthquake risk assessment in Latin America.
Methods and Tools Innovation for Seismic Risk Assessment is a project that is part of the Safety margins determination for design- basis-exceeding external hazards program funded by the European Commission.
SURA is a Latin American company focusing on Risk and Trend Management. Collaboration projects with GEM have resulted in tools as well as vulnerability and exposure models/data that have been key in understanding seismic risk and actions needed for the region.
Servicio Geológico Colombiano (SGC) (Geological Survey of Colombia) serves the Government of Colombia in conducting basic and applied scientific research on subsurface geological resources, geohazards and the safe management of nuclear materials and radioactive substances. The SGC-GEM collaboration projects are aimed at developing and improving national seismic hazard and risk models using GEM’s OpenQuake engine software.
Recently completed projects
Modelling Exposure Through Earth Observation Routines (METEOR) funded by UK AID made a step-change in the application of more accurate levels of population and asset exposure to natural hazards for 47 developing countries, with a focus in Nepal and Tanzania.
Developing a Disaster Risk Transfer Facility in the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Region funded by ADB. The study analysed earthquake and flood risk and potential risk financing options for 11 countries in Central Asia. GEM partnered with Willis Towers Watson and JBA Consulting to develop the exposure and seismic vulnerability components of the project..
Collaborative Risk Assessment for Volcanoes and Earthquakes (CRAVE), funded by the US Agency for International Development, used current tools and data from GEM and the Global Volcano Network tools to advance the understanding of seismic and volcanic risk in South America and ASEAN regions. Focus countries for study were Colombia, the Philippines and Indonesia.
Funded by UK DFID, GEM contributed to the development of a global exposure data framework, which includes the physical vulnerability characteristics and exposure taxonomy.
GEM is open to research and technical cooperation on earthquake hazard and risk science. Contact us for more details on the topics work on together.
Recent papers from our research and technical collaboration.
Global Earthquake Hazard and Risk Model 2018
Global Vulnerability Model
GEM engages in several interrelated activities that focus on reducing earthquake risk and improving earthquake risk management especially in areas that are underserved, exposed and vulnerable to seismic risk.
We are happy to receive donations for developing open software and products and for training scientists and engineers to use them. Public and private institutions as well as individuals can donate to all or any of the following GEM programs:
Continuing the development of core products and capability
Applying science with the risk assessment community
Extending capabilities and approaches into new areas and markets
Contributing to its mission to promote earthquake resilience, GEM offers collaborative services, products and resources that can be used for public and commercial purposes by organizations or individuals worldwide. GEM's products and services are transparent, accessible, credible and applicable not only for disaster prevention and preparedness, but also for applications that focus on response and recovery.
Capacity Development and Training
Technical Support and Assistance
Earthquake Hazard and Risk Modelling and Assessment