GEM Newsletter

GEM Newsletter

GEM bi-monthly Newsletter shares updates on events, latest scientific releases and calls for collaboration. It also features news from regional programmes, partners and the GEM wider community.

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March 2016

John Schneider

The March issue features:  

  • John Schneider: GEM’s new Secretary General
  • Recent achievements in Africa
  • Collaborative Research Project - British Columbia
  • Peruvian scientist visits GEM in February
  • GEM's collaborative work in the Kathmandu Valley
  • GEM at the UNISDR Science and Technology Conference

 

December 2015

Nepali delegation in Pavia

The December issue features:  

  • Nepal seeking self-sufficiency in Integrated Risk analysis
  • Risk Understanding in South Eastern Europe
  • GEM tools well received in Risk Workshop
  • Developing indicators for urban resilience
  • GEM reaching out in Addis Ababa

 

August 2015

PNG Hazard map

The August issue features:  

  • OpenQuake in the Shaky Isles
  • PNG clears the ground for new building codes
  • Advancing science
  • Geospatial is the future
  • Partners
  • Build up on trainings

 

May 2015

Earthquakes along Himalayan Front

The May issue features:  

  • #NEPALEARTHQUAKE
  • Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction
  • Newly released hazard wiki, available and accessible from the OpenQuake platform
  • Italian Civil Protection using the OQ Engine for national PSHA
  • OQ Engine used in the UNDP Risk Atlas Project for Rwanda
  • Technology transfer in the ME
  • Louis Gritzo (FM Global) calls private sector to take action for DRR

 

Special Sendai issue March 2015

3WCDRR
 

This special issue features:  

  • GEM's participation at the 3rd UN World Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction

 

January 2015

 

The January issue features:  

  • Follow-up of the OQRelease
  • Video and applications
  • Road to Sendai

 

August 2014

 

The August issue features:  

  • Presentation of Working Programme II
  • Joint Board Meeting
  • Understanding Risk Conference (London)
  • IASPEI Conference (South America)
  • Gem at Anchorage
  • EERI takes stock of the past years

 

May 2014

 

The May issue features:  

  • CBuilding resilience in Kathmandu Valley
  • Colombia paves the way to risk assessment
  • A greta example of collaborations in the Balkans
  • 4200 downloads for ISC-GEM catalogue
  • Adavncing Science&Technology

 

March 2014

 

 

The March issue features:  

  • Changes in Governance
  • Enhancing partnerships (Suramericana and SGC)
  • OQ engine workshop
  • GEM@UR 2014
  • GEM@scientific conferences
  • Risk meeting Medellin

 

December 2013

 

The December issue features:  

  • Working together to assess risk: a paradigm shift
  • Enhancing Partnerships: Arup and Oyo
  • GEM data products, what's new? 
  • News from the Regions: together for a comprehensive seismic risk model for Taiwan
  • News from the Regions: GEM South America integrated Risk Assessment (SARA) project

 

October 2013

 

The October issue features:  

  • Celebrating achievements & looking forward
  • Coming soon: GEM Inventory Data Capture Tools (IDCTs)
  • Understanding earthquake risk and social vulnerability in Kathmandu
  • Earthquake Model of the Middle East (EMME) project
  • GEM South America integrated Risk Assessment project

 

July 2013

 

GEM Newsletter 2013

The July issue features: 

 

  • A journey into GEM Reveal 2013
  • 2013 GEM Outstanding Contribution Award
  • GEM new partners
  • Call for applications: GEM Secretary-General
  • Next steps for GEM

June 2013

 

The June issue features: 

  • GEM Reveal, create, share, explore
  • OpenQuake Engine v1.0
  • A millennium of earthquake history accessible online
  • GEM going forward
  • News from the regions
  • New science on the shelf

  

January 2013

 

    

The January issue features: 

  • ISC-GEM Global Instrumental Catalogue
  • Together with GFDRR:
    making risk assessment tools more useful for all
  • The GEM Building Taxonomy
  • News from the regions
  • New partners
  • A brand new GEM: update