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  • GEM Impact | Global Earthquake Model Foundation | Italy

    GEM IMPACT GEM strives to deliver lasting effects on the ground in the form of reduced earthquake risk and improved earthquake risk management at local and national levels. GEM believes that high quality, open, transparent and accessible earthquake risk tools and models combined with collaborative capacity development is key to achieving a world that is resilient to earthquakes. KNOWLEDGE TO ACTION FRAMEWORK Technical Activities O Q Seismic risk assessment tools development Seismic risk data collection and standardization Seismic risk model development at local, national, regional and global scales 20+ open computational tools and global databases for earthquake hazard, vulnerability and exposure highlighted by the OpenQuake (OQ) analysis engine. OpenQuake and the ISC-GEM catalog were used in countless presentations at the 2017 Fall AGU meeting in New Orleans. Really fantastic impact on the research community, raising the bar on seismic risk assessment; it was great. ​ Ross Stein CEO & Cofounder, Temblor, Inc. USA “ Outputs and Products OpenQuake engine, supporting tools and web platform Databases for earthquakes, exposure, faultlines Seismic risk models at various scales Global earthquake risk model covering 240+ countries 18K+ OpenQuake platform users from 156 countries since 2015 10+ global seismic risk databases 1000+ fragility curves 80+ publications GEM has been highly successful in mobilising support and cooperation for achieving its goal of producing a global map of seismic hazard and risk. At the time of writing, no other special interest group has been anything like as successful in producing global hazard and risk maps. ​ Edmund Booth The Institution of Structural Engineers “ GEM's earthquake resilience performance scorecard methodology has been used in Lalitpur as inputs for the building code process. We are keen to move forward and to further use the scorecard method in the future. ​ Surya Shrestha National Society for Earthquake Technology, Nepal “ Immediate Beneficiaries Delivery Mechanisms National government agencies Municipalities and cities Insurance & reinsurance companies CAT modellers Engineering companies Universities International agencies Energy companies GEM is a groundbreaking initiative. From the scientific perspective, I am impressed with the extent and level of development of the tools such as the OpenQuake, and how GEM has managed to grow over the years. ​ Rosa Sobradelo Willis Towers Watson, UK “ Capacity development through OpenQuake tools training, technical support and assistance 500+ trained in seismic risk assessment using OpenQuake in 90+ countries since 2014 Local, national, regional and global seismic risk projects implementation Data and information sharing through the OpenQuake web platform and GEM website 25+ local, national, regional and global seismic risk assessment projects covering 150+ countries 30K+ website and platform users from 150+ countries since 2015 20+ Government agencies using OQ and GEM resources to develop or revise national hazard maps 20+ Insurance and reinsurance companies using OQ, GEM resources and technical services to enhance in-house capabilities in seismic risk assessment Our partnership with GEM expanded in-house expertise on earthquake risk and strengthened our overall internal and external risk management processes. We hope to continue this productive collaboration in the years to come. ​ Jörg Steffensen Hannover Re - Group Risk Management Modelling “ GEM has successfully developed a 21st century seismic risk assessment software - OpenQuake, and addressed the challenges of global database standards for risk assessment. ​ Kelvin Berryman GNS Science, New Zealand “ Outcomes Enhanced understanding of global earthquake risk Improved, standardized and more accessible information for disaster management Improved information for insurance pricing Improved skills in scientific seismic risk assessment We are particularly impressed by GEM’s collaborative, interactive approach in working with its stakeholders, and are proud to support GEM in their goal of worldwide earthquake resilience. ​ Paul Della Marta PartnerRe, Head of Catastrophe Research “ IMPACT Global earthquake resilience. Safer communities.

  • Newsletter | Global Earthquake Model Foundation | Italy

    NEWSLETTER TOPIQS is GEM's bi-monthly newsletter which features the latest from GEM, expert opinions and a round up of earthquake risk and related issues in DRR policy and practice, insurance and financial applications, innovations in earthquake engineering, hazard and risk assessment, and others. SUBSCRIBE NOW . Most recent 2020 May - June GEM TOPIQS In this issue of TOPIQS, we’d like to highlight the following milestone Board decisions. 2020 March - April GEM TOPIQS Despite March and April being the worst months for the virus in Italy, GEM has continued to be productive and, along with all of you, we are learning to work... 2020 January - February GEM TOPIQS The TOPIQS newsletter has a new design and layout to make your navigation easy and your reading enjoyable. Archive

  • Gem2018 | Global Earthquake Model Foundation | Italy

    GLOBAL MAPS RISK PROFILES DOCUMENTATION DESCRIPTION CONTRIBUTORS The development of the Global Earthquake Hazard and Risk Model was a key priority for GEM under its 2014-2018 Work Program. The objective is to collaboratively develop a complete set of earthquake data and models, and to deliver a comprehensive global assessment of earthquake risk. HAZARD Maps PNG Hazard Map PDF Hazard Map Hazard Viewer RISK Maps PNG Risk Map PDF Risk Map Risk Viewer Exposure Viewer Documentation Technical Description Contributors Country Profiles Documentation Technical Description Contributors Global earthquake maps MAJOR SPONSORS AIR ARUP GEOSCIENCE AUSTRALIA CSSC NRCan EAFIT ETH ZURICH EUCENTRE FM GLOBAL GFZ GIROJ GNS SCIENCE HANNOVER RE MUNICH RE NTU ICRM NEPHILA NERC NIED NSET OYO PARTNER RE DPC SGC SWISS SER SWISS RE FOUNDATION SURAMERICANA TEM RCN USGS USAID WTW ZURICH INSURANCE Show More

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