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  • Outreach | Global Earthquake Model Foundation

    OUTREACH To sustain our efforts, GEM has trained people from more than 100 countries advancing earthquake science and engineering, and knowledge-sharing initiatives putting local experts at the forefront of regional and national initiatives in seismic hazard and risk assessments. GEM works in the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific sharing knowledge, data and best practices to increase understanding of risk through social media and online channels to bring together international and local stakeholders. LATEST UPDATES Stay informed. Follow us to keep up to date with the latest developments. E-NEWSLETTER TOPIQS is GEM's bi-monthly newsletter which features the latest from GEM. SOCIAL MEDIA Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.

  • Contact Us | Global Earthquake Model Foundation | Italy

    CONTACT US The GEM Foundation (Global Earthquake Model) is located in the university town of Pavia, Italy, and is part of the Pavia Risk Centre - a knowledge-hub of organisations, people and institutions working on ‘understanding and managing risk’. The GEM Secretariat is hosted by the EUCENTRE - one of GEM's sponsors and core institutions of the Pavia Risk Centre. Map Directions Message us Medieval Tower, Pavia, Italy From the airport There are three international airports close to Pavia: Milan Linate - 50km, Milan Malpensa - 90km and Orio al Serio (Bergamo) -100km. Linate Airport By taxi - a taxi from Linate to Pavia will cost around €70. ​ By bus - there is a direct bus between Linate and the university terrain near the GEM Secretariat. There are only 5 daily departures (currently at 9.00 - 11.50 - 14.00 - 17.00 and 20.30). The bus service (called Pavia - Linate bus) departs from the airport at exit 7. The bus stops at Via Ferrata / Tangenziale [3/] bus stop. From there it's a five minute walk to the GEM Secretariat office. The bus goes on to Pavia's Central Train Station. If the timetable of the above bus does not match your arrival or departure, you can always travel via Milan. Use the Linate Express bus [25 minutes, direct] Take regular bus 73 to Milan's city centre (San Babila) and then take the metro to the Central Station. Once you arrive at Milano Centrale you can then take the train to Pavia (see below). Further information can be found on the Malpensa/Linate website. ​ Malpensa Airport There is no direct connection between Malpensa and the GEM Secretariat nor Pavia centre. You will have to go through the city of Milan. If you land at either Malpensa 1 or Malpensa 2 (Easyjet), there are various options from there: From Malpensa Terminal 1, you can take the Malpensa Express train going to Milan Cadorna or Central Station. A single ticket costs €11 and the train takes about an hour to arrive. From there you can take the green metroline to Milan Central Station. ** From Milan Central Station there are trains going to Pavia (timetables can be found at the Trenitalia website ). From the Central Station of Pavia take the bus to the GEM Secretariat - see below. Taking the bus to Milan Central Station (right outside both Malpensa Terminal 1 and 2). There are buses almost every 15 minutes during the day, operated by Malpensa Shuttle or Autostradale; cost of a single ticket is €10. It takes about 45 minutes from Terminal 1, 35 minutes from Terminal 2. From there, follow the route as described above ** A taxi from Malpensa to Pavia centre / the GEM Secretariat will cost around €135. Further information can be found on the Malpensa/Linate website. Orio al Serio Airport (Bergamo) There is no direct connection between the airport of Orio al Serio and Pavia. A taxi from Orio al Serio to Pavia will cost around €130. The fastest way to reach the GEM Secretariat is to take a bus to Milan Central station (regular services are operated by both Orio Shuttle and Autostradale, ticket costs around €10) and from there take a train to Pavia. ​ Further information can be found on the Orio al Serio website . ​ ​ Using public transport Train There is regular train service between Milan and Pavia: Intercity trains are fastest and usually only stop at Milan Central and Pavia Central station. You need a specific ticket, which costs €7 for a single trip. See for more information. There are many regional trains. Some stop at many small stations, others only at Milan Rogoredo and Milan Lambrate stations. A single ticket costs €4. There is a commuter train between Milan and Pavia (S13, operated by Trenord). The train departs from Bovisa and stops at all major metro stations. ​ Bus There are two bus lines connecting the Pavia's Central Station to the GEM Secretariat: bus 3 and bus 6. Tickets (€ 1,30 for a single journey) can be bought at a kiosk inside the station. From the station, you can take Bus 3 – Colombarone or Bus 3 – C. Pelizza. Get off at the Tibaldi bus stop. Or take Bus 6 – C. Pelizza from the Manzoni Guidi bus stop, near the Liberta statue, circle. Get off at Abbiategrasso – Instituto Volta bus stop. ​ ​

  • Event Feedback | Global Earthquake Model Foundation | Italy

    How the world reacted to the launch of the global maps since Dec 5 2018 Total map downloads 5,173 Total unique map page visits 14,956 Total online referrals/coverage 265 Total countries reached 156 REACTIONS FROM STAKEHOLDERS

  • Africa Model Release | Global Earthquake Model Foundation

    AFRICA MODEL RELEASE The Africa Earthquake Hazard and Risk model underpin the African portion of GEM’s global maps released in December 2018. The Africa Model is composed of North Africa, West Africa, Eastern Sub-Saharan Africa and South Africa regional models, developed in collaboration with various African public and private institutions, national governments, and individual experts using the OpenQuake engine. For the complete list of sponsors and contributors, visit: https://www.globalquakemodel.org/gem . Africa Model Hazard Data Files *** Eastern Sub-Saharan Africa VIEW Northern Africa VIEW Western Africa VIEW Documentation Eastern Sub-Saharan Africa VIEW Northern Africa VIEW Western Africa VIEW Hazard Interactive Viewer Africa Model Risk Data Files *** Eastern Sub-Saharan Africa VIEW Northern Africa VIEW Western Africa VIEW Southern Africa VIEW Vulnerability Functions *** VIEW ​ Documentation VIEW Risk Interactive Viewer *** To download the hazard and risk data files, and vulnerability functions, please register at the OpenQuake Platform website. It's free and takes less than a minute to complete. Click the button below to proceed. d. Register RELATED CONTENTS Press Release The press is a document of GEM's latest earthquake model for Africa. Brochure The brochure is an overview of GEM's latest earthquake model for Africa.

  • GEM | Events

    GEM EVENTS To further advance the science and application of earthquake risk mitigation and resilience, GEM organizes and participates in various international events. Below is a list of events in the succeeding months where GEM will be actively participating. Go Title Type Date Location EU Forum on Disaster Risk Reduction Conference 21-23 November 2018 Italy OASIS Conference Conference 13-14 September 2018 London, United Kingdom ESC 36th General Assembly Conference 2-7 September 2018 Veletta, Malta Cities on Volcanoes Conference 2-7 September 2018 Naples, Italy State of the Map Conference 28-30 July 2018 Milan, Italy Centre de Recherche en Astronomie Astrophysique et Géophysique (CRAAG) Conference 9-14 July 2018 Pavia, Italy Expert Group of the Global Risk Assessment Framework Meeting 13-14 June 2018 Geneva, Switzerland The Nigel Priestley International Prize 2018 Seminar 24-25 May 2018 Pavia, Italy Understanding Risk Forum Conference 14-18 May 2018 Mexico City, Mexico GRM2018 Release Event Conference 5 December 2018 Pavia, Italy NSET 25th anniversary, Risk2Resilience Conference Conference 18-20 June 2018 Kathmandu, Nepal 11th National Conference on Earthquake Engineering Conference 25-29 June 2018 California, USA The Nigel Priestley International Prize 2018 Seminar 24 May 2018 Pavia, Italy

  • Platform | Global Earthquake Model Foundation

    OPENQUAKE Platform The OpenQuake Platform is a website that allows the community to explore, manipulate and visualize the datasets and models and to use tools that GEM produces. The platform also allows users to contribute, share and discuss new findings and results with the GEM community. Share your outputs - datasets, maps, models - to the GEM OpenQuake community through the Platform. The OpenQuake Platform hosts a number of national, regional and global models. Follow the instructions below to access data from GEM and the OQ community. For users who only need outputs such as datasets, layers or maps, you can simply register for free and browse the Platform for the data that you need. Sign in Register To start sharing your data, follow the instructions below. Sign in or register here . Click Layers > Upload Layers Create maps based on GEM’s existing datasets or create one based on your uploaded Layer. Click Maps > Create Maps Save and Publish your map to share with the OpenQuake community. To start browsing and downloading data, follow the instructions below. Sign in or register here . In the Search box, type the name of the map or dataset you’re looking for. Look for your item from the search results, click to Download. To customize or create your own maps, click Maps > Create Maps Click the Add Layer icon and select from the available layers from the dropdown list. Save and Publish your map. Download your map.

  • Future Work | Global Earthquake Model Foundation | Italy

    FUTURE WORK GEM will continue to focus on the development of models and tools for earthquake risk assessment, and on their application at global, regional, national and local levels. Key activities will include improving the OpenQuake engine and its supporting tools and databases, and strengthening our capacity building and user support program. GEM will also extend its program of work to address more complex risk issues, and will collaborate more extensively with other hazard communities to make OpenQuake tools and models applicable to multi-hazard risk assessment. WORK PROGRAMS 2018 AND BEYOND Programs Planned Activities & Schedule of Deliverables

  • Hazard Technical Description | Global Earthquake Model | Italy

    Global Earthquake Maps GEM GLOBAL MOSAIC OF HAZARD MODELS Technical description READ MORE The Global Earthquake Model (GEM) Global Seismic Hazard Map (version 2018.1) depicts the geographic distribution of the Peak Ground Acceleration (PGA) with a 10% probability of being exceeded in 50 years, computed for reference rock conditions (shear wave velocity, V , of 760-800 m/s). The map was created by collating maps computed using national and regional probabilistic seismic hazard models developed by various institutions and projects, and by GEM Foundation scientists. The OpenQuake engine, an open-source seismic hazard and risk calculation software developed principally by the GEM Foundation, was used to calculate the hazard values. A smoothing methodology was applied to homogenise hazard values along the model borders. The map is based on a database of hazard models described using the OpenQuake engine data format (NRML); those models originally implemented in other software formats were converted into NRML. While translating these models, various checks were performed to test the compatibility between the original results and the new results computed using the OpenQuake engine. Overall the differences between the original and translated model results are small, notwithstanding some diversity in modelling methodologies implemented in different hazard modelling software. The hashed areas in the map (e.g. Greenland) are currently not covered by a hazard model. The map and the underlying database of models are a dynamic framework, capable to incorporate newly released open models. Due to possible model limitations, regions portrayed with low hazard may still experience potentially damaging earthquakes. The GEM Foundation plans to release future updates of this map on a regular basis as new information becomes available. Technical details on the compilation of the hazard and risk maps and the underlying models are available at http://www.globalquakemodel.org/gem. ​ How to use and cite this work Please cite this work as: M. Pagani, J. Garcia-Pelaez, R. Gee, K. Johnson, V. Poggi, R. Styron, G. Weatherill, M. Simionato, D. Viganò, L. Danciu, D. Monelli (2018). Global Earthquake Model (GEM) Seismic Hazard Map (version 2018.1 - December 2018), DOI: 10.13117/GEM-GLOBAL-SEISMIC-HAZARD-MAP-2018.1 This work is licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC-SA): https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/. ​ Acknowledgements This map is the result of a collaborative effort and extensively relies on the enthusiasm and commitment of various organisations and projects to openly share and collaborate. The creation of this map would not have been possible without the support provided by many public and private organisations during GEM’s second implementation phase (2014-2018). These key contributions are profoundly acknowledged. None of this would have been possible without the extensive support of all GEM Secretariat staff. The map was plotted using the Generic Mapping Tools software (Wessel et al., 2013). ​ Legal statements ​ This map was created for dissemination purposes. The information included in this map must not be used for the design of earthquake-resistant structures or to support any important decision involving human life, capital and movable and immovable properties. The values of seismic hazard in this map do not constitute an alternative nor do they replace building actions defined in national building codes. Readers seeking this information should consult national databases. This hazard map is the combination of results computed using 30 hazard input models covering the vast majority of landmass. These models represent the best information publicly accessible, and the GEM Foundation recognises their credibility and authoritativeness. This hazard map results from an integration process that is solely the responsibility of the GEM Foundation.

  • 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 the needs and requirements. I would like to become a partner 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. BECOME A SPONSOR RECENT PARTNERS Why we support GEM Abhineet Gupta OneConcern 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. Michael Ewald Swiss Re 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. Sonia Talwar NRCan 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.

  • 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 2021 March - April GEM TOPIQS The Top Story in this issue is the successful completion of the METEOR Project implemented by a consortium led by the British Geological Survey. 2021 January - February GEM TOPIQS Our Top Story in this issue is the commemoration of GEM’s 12-year anniversary with an article taking stock of how far GEM has come in its 12 years... 2020 November - December GEM TOPIQS Our Top Story in this issue is a recap of GEM’s 2020 activities and milestones. If you missed any of our important events or announcements... Archive Title Issue Date Teaser GEM TOPIQS 2021 March - April The Top Story in this issue is the successful completion of the METEOR Project implemented by a consortium led by the British Geological Survey. GEM TOPIQS 2021 January - February Our Top Story in this issue is the commemoration of GEM’s 12-year anniversary with an article taking stock of how far GEM has come in its 12 years... GEM TOPIQS 2020 November - December Our Top Story in this issue is a recap of GEM’s 2020 activities and milestones. If you missed any of our important events or announcements... GEM TOPIQS 2020 September - October Our Top Story in this issue is the release of several regional and national earthquake hazard and risk models on UNDRR’s IDRR Day. GEM TOPIQS 2020 July - August In this issue of TOPIQS, we’d like to highlight GEM’s participation in the landmark insurance project by IDF... GEM TOPIQS 2020 May - June In this issue of TOPIQS, we’d like to highlight the following milestone Board decisions. GEM TOPIQS 2020 March - April 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... GEM TOPIQS 2020 January - February The TOPIQS newsletter has a new design and layout to make your navigation easy and your reading enjoyable. GEM TOPIQS 2019 October - December Our top stories focus on our work on SV modelling, the TREQ project, the GEM Impact Story Series project and OQ workshop in Canada. GEM TOPIQS 2019 July - September In this issue of TOPIQS, our top stories focus on new partnerships. Welcome to the GEM family Swiss Re Group, GC, GP and EDF/CEA! GEM TOPIQS 2019 May - July As usual, the third issue of TOPIQS is filled with a variety of topics and GEM activities that have occurred over the past three months. GEM TOPIQS 2019 March - May In this second issue of TOPIQS, we are happy to announce our partnership with USGS to enhance global earthquake loss modeling. GEM TOPIQS 2019 January - March In this first issue of TOPIQS for 2019, GEM would like to share with you a variety of topics and GEM activities that have occured over the past three months... GEM TOPIQS 2018 October - November GEM receives Damir Čemerin Award for its leadership in supporting disaster risk reduction. Our heartfelt thanks go to all our partners and collaborators. GEM TOPIQS 2018 July - September GEM new partnerships with Willis Watson Towers (WTW) and The 100 Resilient Cities – Pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation (100RC). GEM TOPIQS 2018 May - June Global Model Review Panel completes report prepared by seven international experts that met on 18-19 April 2018. GEM TOPIQS 2017 January - February The Global Earthquake Model Foundation (GEM) is excited to share with you the inaugural issue of our TOPIQS newsletter! GEM TOPIQS 2017 March - April We hope that you are all doing well. Before anything else, we would like to thank you for the big success of TOPIQS maiden issue. GEM TOPIQS 2017 May - June Once again, it has been a very busy two months at GEM. Below is a map of our May-June actvities and locations. GEM TOPIQS 2017 July - August In this issue, we highlight the awarding of a USAID project - CRAVE to GEM and updates on the Challenge Funds project. Read on to get more details. GEM TOPIQS 2017 September - October In this issue, we highlight GEM's stakeholder engagement and hazard and risk assessment activities in Central and South America GEM TOPIQS 2017 November - December 2017 has been another year of intensive activity for the GEM Secretariat. 2017 saw significant... GEM TOPIQS 2018 January - February GEM turns 9! In this issue, celebrate with us GEM’s 9th foundation anniversary! The Global Earthquake... GEM TOPIQS 2018 March - April In this issue, GEM would like to share a rich variety of topics and GEM activities over the past two months...