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  • 404 | GEM Foundation

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  • Comprendiendo el riesgo sísmico a través del fortalecimiento de capacidades y el intercambio de conocimiento

    9 de Julio 2021 TREQ WEBINAR Comprendiendo el riesgo sísmico a través del fortalecimiento de capacidades y el intercambio de conocimiento Articulo English Version Antecedentes El Proyecto TREQ está diseñado para demostrar cómo la evaluación de la amenaza y el riesgo sísmico puede apoyar a los tomadores de decisiones en el desarrollo de políticas de reducción de riesgos, así como a mejorar la forma en que esta información puede comunicarse a la comunidad. El proyecto TREQ, que se realiza en el 2020 y 2021, y es financiado por la Agencia de los Estados Unidos para el Desarrollo Internacional (USAID). Propósito El webinar de TREQ tiene como objetivo presentar con detalle el avance y los logros hasta la fecha, así como comunicar sus actividades a tomadores de decisiones y gestores del riesgo sísmico en todo el mundo. Panelistas Disponible en inglés y español | 15:00-17:00 CEST | 08:00-10:00 Bogota | 21:00-23:00 Singapore agenda El Proyecto TREQ Modelos de amenaza sísmica para evaluación de riesgo urbano: El modelo de amenaza sísmica nacional para la República Dominicana Impacto de los efectos del sitio en la evaluación de amenaza a nivel urbano Riesgo por licuefacción y deslizamientos de tierra inducidos por terremotos Modelos de riesgo sísmico urbano: Quito, Cali y Santiago de los Caballeros Desarrollo de inventarios de edificaciones detallados Mejoras en el software OpenQuake para la evaluación de riesgo urbano Estimaciones de riesgo sísmico urbano y desafíos en la comunicación con la comunidad El USGS sobre escenarios sísmicos y sus consecuencias en las ciudades de TREQ Fortalecimiento de capacidades: Capacitación en evaluación de amenaza y riesgo sísmico y apoyo para cursos universitarios Trabajo futuro Treq sitio web Registro Video Comunicación y Formación en la Evaluación de Riesgos por Terremotos (TREQ)

  • Get Involved | Global Earthquake Model Foundation | Italy

    get involved 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. I would like to become a partner RECENT PARTNERS Why we support GEM 1 1 ... 1 ... 1 Canada will remain committed to support GEM through development and enhancement of hazard and risk models, tools and data that are critical in formulating disaster risk reduction plans and strategies. Sonia Talwar NRCan GEM provides state-of-the-art science and software tools. We believe that the pioneering work done by GEM will lead to a new era of collaboration and transparency on seismic hazard and risk assessment. Michael Ewald Swiss Re Our work with GEM will add value to the AI-based multi-hazard platform that we’ve developed for earthquakes and floods, so that communities can better prepare for and respond to these disasters. Abhineet Gupta OneConcern Sponsorship Project Support Technical Cooperation Donation Service Agreements Anchor 1 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. I would like to become a sponsor Project support 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. Ongoing projects TREQ 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. METIS 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-GEM 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. SGC-GEM 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 METEOR 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. ​ CAREC 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.. ​ CRAVE 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. ​ GFDRR-DFID Challenge Funds Funded by UK DFID, GEM contributed to the development of a global exposure data framework, which includes the physical vulnerability characteristics and exposure taxonomy. ​ More projects I would like to support or propose a joint project Technical Cooperation 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 OpenQuake Engine Global Vulnerability Model ​ More papers I would like to propose a research collaboration Donation 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 More about GEM’s programs (2018-2021). I would like to donate to GEM’s programs Service Agreements 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. ​ Categories Capacity Development and Training Technical Support and Assistance Earthquake Hazard and Risk Modelling and Assessment I would like to know more about your services

  • Understanding seismic risk through capacity development and knowledge sharing

    july 9th 2021 TREQ WEBINAR Understanding seismic risk through capacity development and knowledge sharing Read Article Versión en español Background The TREQ Project is designed to demonstrate how earthquake hazard and risk assessment can inform decision makers in the development of risk reduction policies, as well as how earthquake risk can be properly communicated to stakeholders and the public in general. The TREQ project, which runs from 2020-2021, is funded by The United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Purpose The TREQ webinar aims to present in more detail the progress and achievements that the project has made since its inception and to reach broader earthquake risk reduction and management stakeholders around the world. Panelists Available in English and Spanish | 15:00-17:00 CEST | 08:00-10:00 Bogota | 21:00-23:00 Singapore agenda The TREQ project overview Hazard models for urban assessment The Dominican Republic national hazard model Incorporating site effects in urban hazard assessment Assessment of losses due to earthquake-induced liquefaction and landslides Urban risk modelling: Quito, Cali and Santiago de los Caballeros. Development of detailed building inventories Improvements in the OpenQuake engine for urban risk assessment Urban seismic risk estimates and the challenge of communicating outputs to the community USGS on earthquake hazard- and consequence-driven scenarios for the TREQ cities Capacity building: training in hazard and risk assessment and support for university courses. Closing remarks and future work Treq webpage link Registration Video Training and Communication for Earthquake Risk Assessment (TREQ)

  • ccara project | Global Earthquake Model Foundation

    Projects Background Earthquake risk is on the rise and earthquakes are expected to take an increasing number of lives. Hazard and risk assessments are the foundation for raising awareness among policy makers and the general public, forming the basis for decisions and actions that effectively build resilience and can reduce risk. While important work has been carried out in the Central American and Caribbean region to understand earthquake risk assessment and management there is still ample room to enhance that understanding and properly introduce it in decision- and policy-making processes. In many areas of the world, state-of-the-art information and tools to assess earthquake risk have been inaccessible for a long time. As a first step to tackle this problem, the Global Earthquake Model (GEM) has been created and spent the past 11 years collaboratively advancing open source science and technology for global state-of-the-art seismic hazard and risk modeling, data collection, and risk assessment at scales from local to national, regional, and global. Objectives The project aims to calculate hazard and risk, and to estimate the compounding social and economic factors that increase the physical damage and decrease the post-event capacities of populations to respond to and recover from damaging earthquake events in The Caribbean and Central America, by involving local experts from throughout the region. The goal of the Program in Central America and the Caribbean is to develop capacity in the region for earthquake risk assessment by leveraging GEM tools and resources, to enhance the understanding of earthquake risk, and to bridge the gap between risk assessment and disaster risk reduction. To improve the understanding of earthquake risk in the Central America and Caribbean region while developing local capacities to use open source resources for producing earthquake hazard and risk information at regional, national and local scales. To engage with decision-makers and other end-users to make the connection between advanced risk assessment by local experts and risk-reducing action and so influence DRR policy. Collaborators The CCARA project would not have been possible without the contributions of all the municipalities in particular: the Municipality of San José (Costa Rica), National Commission of Emergencies (CNE), University of Costa Rica (UCR) - Laboratorio Nacional de Materiales y Estructuras (LANAMME), INETER, ONESVIE, ODPEM, BRGM, Bureau des Mines, VT, Geologica UPR Mayaquez, UNI, SRC and UMG. Location Caribbean and Central America countries CCARA Project Caribbean and Central America Earthquake Risk Assessment (CCARA) English version Versión en español Overview Outcomes Training Outreach Photos Publications Website Caribbean and Central America Earthquake Risk Assessment (CCARA) wiki site contains an overview of the project. The CCARA project hosted four participants from South America to introduce seismic hazard and risk assessment using tools developed by GEM – specifically the OpenQuake engine. Modelling subduction earthquakes: GEM experiences in Latin America CCARA project GEM presents the results of the USAID-funded CCARA Project in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic A hazard workshop in San José, Costa Rica from September 18th to 22nd as part of the risk assessment activities of the CCARA project. CCAF-DB: The Caribbean and Central American Active Fault Database

  • sara project | Global Earthquake Model Foundation

    Projects Overview South America incorporates some of the most seismically active regions on the planet, where the South American subduction zone generates the forces to create the Andes Mountains and drives the occurrence of destructive earthquakes across Chile, western Argentina, Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru, Colombia and Venezuela. In turn, the high vulnerability of many structures and the high population density of the main cities are factors that contribute to the region’s high seismic risk. In the last two decades alone, over 3,000 fatalities have been reported, and the economic losses have exceeded 30 billion USD (EM-DAT, ). While expert capabilities exist in these countries to assess earthquake risk, the information, infrastructure, tools, and collaboration networks necessary to develop comprehensive knowledge among scientists and engineers and to move this knowledge into the mainstream of disaster risk reduction activities has been lacking. Objectives The approach is to bring together international best practice tools and methodologies with local expertise and knowledge needed to establish local ownership and define risk assessment objectives and priorities. GEM Foundation combined these elements and focused on developing local capacities across sectors (academic, public and private), across technical disciplines (e.g., hazard, risk, IT), and through the implementation of disaster risk reduction policies and programs. The program of capacity development was initiated in 2013 with the South America Risk Assessment (SARA) Project to bring experts, institutions, and stakeholders from 7 countries to develop a regional assessment of earthquake hazard and risk. GEM provided its OpenQuake earthquake hazard and risk analysis software and other tools and databases freely and openly to all participants. More than 50 of the region’s experts across 17 institutions collaborated to produce critical data sets, develop common approaches, and develop open-source tools for both data collection and interpretation. Collaborators The SARA Project, completed in December 2015, provided the foundation for formal and informal collaborations at many levels and for many purposes. GEM subsequently developed formal partnerships across public and private sectors (e.g., SuraAmerica Insurance, the Geological Survey of Colombia, EcoPetrol), academic partnerships (e.g., EAFIT Univ, Univ del Norte, Univ Catolica Chile), non-profits (e.g., OSSO), and most recently, with municipal governments (Cali, Colombia and Quito, Ecuador), for urban risk assessments. (complete list ) Location Andean Region (Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile and Argentina) SARA Project South American Risk Assessment (SARA) English version Versión en español Overview Outcomes Training Outreach Photos Publications Introduction The project was carried out by experts and institutions from the region using to the extent possible open data sets, methodologies and tools such as GEM’s new open source software, the OpenQuake Engine and other OpenQuake tools. The project revolved around 5 modules: hazard, exposure and physical vulnerability, socio-economic vulnerability and resilience, loss estimates and city scenarios. The modules were carried out by a variety of experts/scientists from the region , in collaboration with the project coordinators and, where relevant, the GEM Secretariat. 1. Seismic hazard In early 2013 the Global Earthquake Model (GEM) published seven Requests for Proposal covering topics related to the compilation of basic datasets as well as the creation and calculation of an updated probabilistic seismic hazard input model for South America. Five consortia of South American researchers responded to this request and submitted proposals, which were reviewed in an initial stage by scientists working at the GEM Secretariat, and successively discussed in a meeting in Bogota held in December 2013 at the “Servicio Geologico Colombiano”. 2. Exposure and Physical Vulnerability Development of exposure datasets and vulnerability functions for South America at regional, national and/or sub-national levels have been considered. Modelling of exposure and physical vulnerability in the most earthquake prone countries is the main goal in the first stage of the project. 3. Social Vulnerability and Resilience The social vulnerability component of SARA comprises the development of composite indicators of social vulnerability and resilience along with their robustness testing and validation. The objective is to provide tools and information useful for understanding the potential effects of earthquakes in communities of South America. 4. National and subnational estimation of losses An open and transparent seismic risk assessment for the Andean countries has been performed. A probabilistic approach was followed for the calculation of risk metrics, that includes average annual economic and human loss maps, mean loss exceedance curves per country, and statistics that reveal which building classes are most vulnerable to earthquakes. 5. City Scenarios Following the objectives of SARA, the development of city scenarios is crucial for planning risk management strategies in cities with larger concentration of population and exposed to significant hazard. In this sense, the GEM Secretariat has been seeking collaborations with research groups and governmental stakeholders that will be the end users of case studies in Lima (Peru), Quito (Ecuador), Medellín (Colombia), Iquique, Osorno and Rancagua (Chile). Capacity development and institutional strengthening To promote sustainability, SARA’s work included the following: capacity development and institutional strengthening, and stakeholder engagement. The outcomes of activities in these areas are described below. A blog by Carlos Costa featuring the SARA project workshop in Chile 2014. [News ] A wiki project website containing technical information about the SARA project. [Website ] BUSINESS NEWS Quito workshops 2015 1/3 BUSINESS NEWS Lima workshops 2015 1/2 SARA Project Executive Summary [PDF ] Probabilistic Seismic Risk Assessment Of The Residential Building Stock In South America [PDF ] A conference paper on Building A Ground-Motion Logic Tree For South America Within The Gem-Sara Project Framework [PDF ] SARA (South America Risk Assessment Project Workshop) on “Inventory of Quaternary deformation of South America” [PDF ]

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  • meteor project | Global Earthquake Model Foundation

    Projects Background At present, there is a poor understanding of population exposure in some Official Development Assistance (ODA) countries, which causes major challenges when making Disaster Risk Management decisions. Modelling Exposure Through Earth Observation Routines (METEOR) takes a step-change in the application of Earth Observation exposure data by developing and delivering more accurate levels of population exposure to natural hazards. Providing new consistent data to governments, town planners and insurance providers will promote welfare and economic development in these countries and better enable them to respond to the hazards when they do occur. Objectives METEOR aims to formulate an innovative methodology of creating exposure data through the use of EO-based imagery to identify development patterns throughout a country. Stratified sampling technique harnessing traditional land use interpretation methods modified to characterise building patterns can be combined with EO and in-field building characteristics to capture the distribution of building types. These protocols and standards will be developed for broad application to ODA countries and will be tested and validated for both Nepal and Tanzania to assure they are fit-for-purpose. Objectives of the project look to: deliver exposure data for 47 of the least developed ODA countries, including Nepal and Tanzania; create hazard footprints for the specific countries; create open protocol; to develop critical exposure information from EO data; and capacity-building of local decision makers to apply data and assess hazard exposure. Collaborators METEOR Project Consortium The British Geological Survey (BGS) ImageCat National Society for Earthquake Technology (NSET) The Disaster Management Department-Tanzania The Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) Oxford Policy Management Limited (OPM) Fathom Location Nepal, Tanzania METEOR Project Modelling Exposure Through Earth Observation Routines (METEOR) English version Versión en español Overview Outcomes Training Outreach Photos Publications For more details on the METEOR Project, click read more below to visit the website. Anirudh and Nicole will be producing vulnerability data for different building types to different hazards for Nepal and Tanzania. About 20 project participants from GEM, Tanzania Prime Minister’s Office-Disaster Management Department (DMD), NSET, BGS, HOT OSM, ImageCat and OPM... Modelling Exposure Through Earth Observation Routines: EO-based Exposure, Nepal and Tanzania granted by the UK Space Agency Anirudh Rao and Nicole Paul participated in the quarterly UK Space Agency #METEOR Project meeting and workshops in Kathmandu, Nepal. To download the METEOR Project official deliverables documents, click the Read More button below.

  • gfdrr-dfid project | Global Earthquake Model Foundation

    Projects The Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) and the UK Department for International Development's (DFID) competitive Challenge Fund pilots new and innovative approaches to overcoming technical and technological challenges in order to strengthen disaster and climate risk decision-making in developing countries. To this end, this project is supporting the development of data, products, and approaches to support disaster risk management decision-making and build resilience, including through better information, but also strengthening key steps in moving from information to insight and behaviour change. Each challenge is focusing on the development of a database with hazard footprints, exposure information and vulnerability models. The viability of the databases will be demonstrated using exposure data for Tanzania and another DFID priority country. The project is divided into three components. The British Geological Survey leads the development of a data schema and data for a multi-hazard database (Challenge 1) while GEM and University College London lead the development of a global exposure database (Challenge 2) and open vulnerability platform for evaluating risk (Challenge 3) respectively. GEM also contributes to Challenge Fund 1 and 3. GEM leads Challenge Fund 2 on the development of a global exposure data framework, which includes the physical vulnerability characteristics and exposure taxonomy. The aim is to identify the most important vulnerability characteristics; ways to account for uncertainties in exposure and vulnerability models; type of assets that should be supported by the vulnerability and exposure database; and the most common and useful intensity measure types. The objective of this project is to develop a Data Exploration Tool to promote the ability of a user to access, understand and use hazard, exposure and vulnerability data stored in a format that follows the data schema developed by the Challenge Fund consortia. British Geological Survey (BGS) leads the development of a data schema and data for a multi-hazard database (Challenge 1) GEM Foundation leads the development of a global exposure database (Challenge 2) University College London (UCL) leads the development of open vulnerability platform for evaluating risk (Challenge 3) Various organizations also participated and contributed to the project such as the Geological Survey of Tanzania; Ardhi University (Tanzania); Dar Es Salaam University (Tanzania); DFID Tanzania; Prime Minister's Office - Disaster Management Department (Tanzania); DoMA (Malawi); INGC (Mozambique); Ministry of Energy & Mineral Development (Uganda); ImageCat (USA); Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT Indonesia); NSET (Nepal); IDF (Switzerland); UA (Netherlands); NGI (Norway); NOC (UK); CIMA (Italy); and UCL-EPI (UK). Tanzania and neigboring countries GFDRR-DFID Project GFDRR-DFID Challenge Funds English version Versión en español A consortium led by the GEM Foundation with partners ImageCat Inc. and the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team completed recently an open exposure database for multi-hazard risk assessment... The University College London (UCL) EPICentre and CatLin XL hosted the second workshop held on July 27 in London to collect feedback. The GFDRR-DFID Challenge Fund projects on the development of exposure, vulnerability and hazard footprints databases kicked off with a 2-day inception workshop. GFDRR-DFID Challenge Funds Round 2 How can innovative approaches make communities more resilient to climate change and natural disasters? GFDRR-UK Aid Challenge Fund: Final Learning Report: Value of Risk Information for Decision Making May 31, 2018 Data schema and data: for multi-hazard database (BGS), for global exposure database (GEM), for a global database of vulnerability functions (UCL) Extensible Data Schemas for Multiple Hazards, Exposure and Vulnerability Data published as part of the UNDRR GAR2019 .

  • metis project | Global Earthquake Model Foundation

    Projects Background GEM is set to start a 3-year project called METIS or Methods and Tools Innovation for Seismic Risk Assessment funded by the European Commission. The project is part of the Safety margins determination for design basis-exceeding external hazards program. Electricite De France (EDF), a GEM technical collaborator, is coordinating the project which will be implemented in collaboration with 14 other organizations. GEM will contribute to the task on seismic hazard assessment and on PSA Tools and Methodology. In the hazard task, GEM will implement into the OQ Engine methods such as vector-valued probabilistic seismic hazard analysis (PSHA), cluster-based PSHA as well as new methods to propagate epistemic uncertainties. Research will also be carried out in the context of processing earthquake catalogues to remove aftershocks and foreshocks and on testing PSHA models. GEM’s contribution to the PSA Tools and Methodology will concentrate on testing risk results. Objectives The objective of METIS is to translate research into practice through rigorous and efficient methodologies and tools to assess seismic safety of NPP (nuclear power plants). It also aims to innovate current practice by combining simulation with experimental data. The research will develop methods to improve the ability to define safety limits for extremely rare events, which go beyond current design analyses (i.e. design extension for earthquakes). The refined seismic PSA (probabilistic safety assessment) is expected to provide meaningful support in defining regulations for safe design of NPP, as well as for assessing plant safety in real-time in case of temporary unavailability of relevant safety equipment or structures. Collaborators Edf Energy R&D UK Centre Limited - United Kingdom Limited Liability Company Energorisk - Ukraine Helmholtz Zentrum Potsdam Deutschesgeoforschungszentrum Gfz - Germany Geodynamique Et Structure - France Institut De Radioprotection Et De Surete Nucleaire - France Istituto Universitario Di Studi Superiori Di Pavia - Italy Lgi Consulting - France National Technical University of Athens – NTUA - Greece State Enterprise State Scientific and Technical Center For Nuclear And Radiation Safety - Ukraine Technische Universitat Kaiserslautern - Germany Univerza V Ljubljani - Slovenia Geo-Research Institute - Japan North Carolina State University - United States The Regents of The University Of California - United States Location Europe METIS Methods and Tools Innovation for Seismic Risk Assessment English version Versión en español Overview Outcomes Training Outreach Photos Publications Horizon 2020 METIS Project fact sheet EdF and GEM METIS project collaboration from 2020 to 2024. New Horizon 2020 project launched to develop an advanced approach for Seismic Risk Assessment of Nuclear Power Plants

  • Event Summary | Global Earthquake Model Foundation | Italy

    EVENT SUMMARY GLOBAL EARTHQUAKE MODEL 2018 A Step Toward Earthquake Resilience 5th of December 2018 | 0900h - 1800h CAR College, Pavia, Italy Collaboration and openness – keys to success of the global earthquake model GEM scientists presented the global earthquake hazard and risk maps in Pavia, Italy to more than 130 delegates around the world from public, private and academic organizations that participated in the GEM2018 launch on December 5th. The maps and the underlying data behind them will enhance global disaster risk reduction strategies according to representatives of UNISDR and World Bank/GFDRR. “This is a great contribution towards putting to the public an open data, collaborative effort with many partners on the best available data on earthquake risk around the world,” said Ricardo Mena UNISDR Chief of Support and Monitoring of Sendai Framework Implementation. Emma Phillips, Senior Disaster Risk Management Specialist from GFDRR’s Innovation Lab added, “These products and tools that are coming out of GEM can really help in the process of making informed decisions. The way we think about risk in an open data aspect is very useful when we engage with our clients because we are able to rely on this open information that GEM provides.” GEM, a non-profit organization that started as a pilot project in 2009, has collaborated with a wide range of stakeholders to deliver the global maps, data and analysis tools – bannered by the OpenQuake engine, the software used to run calculations and build the global mosaic of models. Marco Pagani, GEM Hazard Team Leader, presented the global earthquake hazard map , the first of its kind since GSHAP was presented in 1999, highlighting the differences and similarities as well as the methods and tools used to complete the new map. Vitor Silva, GEM Risk Team Leader, presented the global earthquake risk map comprised of national and regional exposure and vulnerability models. It is the most comprehensive global assessment of earthquake risk to date. ​ The products released at the event are as follows: ​ 1. Hazard and risk maps (print and PDF/PNG downloadable files) 2. Interactive map tool Global hazard map with PGA value for selected cell Global exposure with number & value of buildings per country Global risk map with average annual economic losses per country, link to risk profile 3. V1.0 Country Profiles for around 120 countries (PDF download) 4. Updated Active Fault Database (on github) 5. Updated vulnerability Database (300 functions) “The GEM family is very pleased with the products that have been released today. But the more significant achievement was the process on how we got here, the principles that guided us: collaboration, credibility, openness and public good,” said John Schneider – GEM Secretary General. More products and enhancements are planned for the next two years such as the availability of all the models in OpenQuake engine, improved exposure data and vulnerability functions as well as updated Country Risk Profiles. Peer-reviewed technical papers for the many contributions to the earthquake hazard and risk models will be published in a special issue of Earthquake Spectra in early 2020. LINKS Event Details Feedback Contact Us 1. Introduction & Agenda ​ 2. Participants ​ 3. How we built the maps and models ​ Global Earthquake Hazard overview (53MB ) Global Earthquake Risk overview (435MB ) ​ 4. Featured Presentations Urban risk and resilience Developing an urban earthquake risk assessment capability and applications to cities in Colombia (7.9MB ) Developing a National Earthquake Resilience Strategy for Canada (13MB ) ​ Disaster impact and closing the protection gap Impacts and lessons from the recent Indonesian earthquakes in Lombok and Palu, Indonesia (55MB ) Closing the protection gap for developing countries (2.1MB ) ​ 5. Global Maps , Country Profiles and Interactive Viewer ​ 6. GEM2018 Highlights (video) 7. GEM2018 Full Video (playlist) Introduction Global Earthquake Hazard presentation Global Earthquake Risk Presentation Developing an urban earthquake risk assessment capability and applications to cities in Colombia Developing a National Earthquake Resilience Strategy for Canada Impacts and lessons from the recent Indonesian earthquakes in Lombok and Palu, Indonesia Closing the protection gap for developing countries Panel 1: Uses for the maps and models Panel 2: Drivers and demands for the maps and models Panel 3: Future Directions for models Exploring the maps Breakout Sessions GEM-Chinese Earthquake Administration MoU signing, and Closing Remarks ​ 8. Flickr Photos Set 1 | Set 2 ​ 9. 5thDEC Press Release & Online News ​ 10. Post Event Interviews 11. GEM2018 Breakout Sessions with Prof. Iain Stewart GEM2018 In Photos Set 1 Set 2 Photo credit: Ivan Sarfatti

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