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  • Collaborative Risk Assessment for Volcanoes and Earthquakes (CRAVE) - Global Earthquake Model

    Projects CRAVE Project Collaborative Risk Assessment for Volcanoes and Earthquakes (CRAVE) All Publications Conference Social Media Meeting Training News Video Newsletter Website Photo Workshop 1 2 1 ... 1 2 ... 2 Publication CRAVE Project Final Report Final Report to USAID /OFDA for: CRAVE-Collaborative Risk Assessment for Volcanoes and Earthquakes Read More Social Media CRAVE workshop, Bandung, Indonesia Workshop at IT Bandung exploring open tools and models for #earthquake and #volcano #hazard and #risk assessment with project partners. Read More Video OpenQuake CRAVE Project OpenQuake for #volcano #risk #assessment? Yes! Now you can perform volcanic scenarios. Checkout our tutorial! Read More PROFILE Background The need to better understand the existing earthquake and volcano risk led to the establishment of the Global Earthquake Model (GEM) and the Global Volcano Model (GVM) network. GEM, founded in Italy in 2009, has been developing open tools and models to calculate and communicate seismic hazard and risk worldwide. Similarly, the GVM network represents an international community aiming to provide systematic evidence, data and analysis of volcanic hazards and risk on national, regional and global scales working with monitoring institutions to implement the best science and DRR strategies. Both GEM and the GVM network are currently leading international efforts that aim to mitigate the adverse effects from these perils. South America and ASEAN regions have been the target of numerous studies in the last two decades. However, most of these studies only focused on one component of the risk problem (e.g. hazard, vulnerability). Such limitation prevents the development of a comprehensive risk profile to properly inform decision-makers. The CRAVE project, through the current GEM and GVM network tools will offer a timely and unique opportunity to advance the understanding of seismic and volcanic risk in the region. Objectives This project aims to develop a common framework for the assessment of the impact from earthquakes and volcanoes, with an application in three countries located around the Pacific Rim. The activities comprised in this project feature several events to bring together global partners with the mandate to calculate and communicate seismic and volcanic risk, as well as training events to increase the capacity of local institutions in the assessment of their hazard and risk. Location Collaborators This project includes several partners including the following: British Geological Survey; the Earth Observatory of Singapore (EOS); the University of Edinburgh; the Volcano Disaster Assistance Program (VDAP) of the United States Geological Survey (USGS); and key organizations from the region including: the Colombian Geological Survey; the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology;(PHIVOLCS); and Badan Geologi (Indonesia). Beneficiaries Direct beneficiaries include seismologists, volcanologist, engineers, and risk analysts. Indirect beneficiaries include the population from countries covered in this program, and the total global population at risk of seismic or volcanic events. Funding partner The CRAVE project is funded by the The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), an independent agency of the United States federal government that is primarily responsible for administering civilian foreign aid and development assistance. Duration 2017 - 2019

  • Comunicación y Formación en la Evaluación de Riesgos por Terremotos (TREQ) - Global Earthquake Model

    Projects Proyecto TREQ Comunicación y Formación en la Evaluación de Riesgos por Terremotos (TREQ) All Publications Conference Social Media Meeting Training News Video Newsletter Website Photo Workshop 1 2 1 ... 1 2 ... 2 Newsletter Talleres en línea de OpenQuake Sesiones 2020 Talleres de Capacitación y Formación como parte de TREQ Read More Capacitación TREQ Programa de capacitación La capacitación en línea de OpenQuake está diseñada para una audiencia con antecedentes y experiencia diversos. Comprueba lo que viene. Leer Más Noticias Iniciativa internacional para la Evaluación del Riesgo Sísmico en Quito La Secretaría General de Seguridad y Gobernabilidad del Municipio de Quito, en cooperación con la Fundación italiana “Global Earthquake Model (GEM)”. Leer Más PROFILE ANTECEDENTES El Proyecto TREQ está diseñado para demostrar cómo la evaluación de peligros y riesgos de terremotos puede informar a los tomadores de decisiones sobre el desarrollo de políticas de reducción de riesgos, así como cómo el riesgo de terremotos puede comunicarse adecuadamente a las partes interesadas y al público en general. Específicamente, el proyecto tiene como objetivo desarrollar la capacidad para la evaluación del riesgo de terremotos urbanos en América Latina (Quito (Ecuador), Cali (Colombia) y Santiago de los Caballeros (República Dominicana), mientras que la segunda parte producirá materiales de capacitación, educación y comunicación que mejorará la comprensión del riesgo de terremotos en todo el mundo. Este programa está dirigido a un amplio espectro de partes interesadas, categorizadas en cuatro grupos principales: gobernanza (tomadores de decisiones / autoridades públicas), industria (practicantes y profesionales), academia (investigadores y profesores) y la comunidad. SOCIO FINANCIADOR El proyecto TREQ, que se ejecuta desde 2020-2021, está financiado por la Agencia de los Estados Unidos para el Desarrollo Internacional (USAID), una agencia independiente del gobierno federal de los Estados Unidos que es principalmente responsable de administrar la ayuda exterior civil y la asistencia para el desarrollo. UBICACION COLABORADORES Ecuador Municipalidad de Quito Escuela Politécnica Nacional (EPN) Instituto Geofísico (IG) Colegio de Ingenieros Civiles de Pichincha (CICP) Dominican Republic Servicio Geológico Nacional (SGN) Oficina Nacional de Evaluación Sísmica y Vulnerabilidad de Infraestructuras y Edificaciones (ONESVIE) Comité Técnico Nacional (CTN) Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra (PUCMM) Colombia Servicio Geológico Colombiano (SGC) Departamento Administrativo de Planeación Municipal (DAPM), Cali Unidad Nacional de Gestión del Riesgo de Desastres (UNGRD) Universidad EAFIT, Medellin Costa Rica Universidad de Costa Rica (UCR) Mexico Universidad Autónoma de Baja California (UABC) Benefic iarios Este programa está dirigido a un amplio espectro de partes interesadas, que se pueden clasificar en cuatro grupos principales: el gobierno local (los tomadores de decisiones y las autoridades públicas), la industrial (profesionales en materia de amenaza y riesgo), la academia ( investigadores y profesores) y la comunidad en general. ​ Patrocinador La Agencia de los Estados Unidos para el Desarrollo Internacional (USAID) es una agencia independiente del gobierno federal de los Estados Unidos que se encarga principalmente de administrar la ayuda extranjera civil y la asistencia para el desarrollo. ​ Duración 2020 – 2021 TREQ Programa de capacitación La capacitación en línea de OpenQuake está diseñada para una audiencia con antecedentes y experiencia diversos. Comprueba lo que viene. Leer Más Suscríbase a las actualizaciones del proyecto TREQ TREQ se lanzará formalmente en Quito, Ecuador en marzo de 2020. Regístrese para recibir actualizaciones futuras sobre las actividades del proyecto. Suscribirse

  • Modelling Exposure Through Earth Observation Routines (METEOR) - Global Earthquake Model

    Projects METEOR Project Modelling Exposure Through Earth Observation Routines (METEOR) All Publications Conference Social Media Meeting Training News Video Newsletter Website Photo Workshop 1 2 1 ... 1 2 ... 2 News GEM collaborates with UK Space Agency Modelling Exposure Through Earth Observation Routines: EO-based Exposure, Nepal and Tanzania granted by the UK Space Agency Read More Social Media METEOR in Kathmandu, Nepal 2019 Anirudh and Nicole will be producing vulnerability data for different building types to different hazards for Nepal and Tanzania. Read More Publication METEOR Project publications, reports To download the METEOR Project official deliverables documents, click the Read More button below. Read More PROFILE 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. Location 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 Beneficiaries The resulting protocols and standards from this project will be developed for broad application to ODA countries and will be tested and validated in two contexts (Nepal and Tanzania) to assure they are fit-for-purpose. The project is expected to benefit a wide spectrum of stakeholders such as governments, NGOs, affected communities and businesses, seeking to bolster resilience and growth. Funding partner METEOR is a three year project funded by the UK Space Agency to develop innovative application of Earth Observation (EO) technologies to improve understanding of exposure with a specific focus on the countries of Nepal and Tanzania. Duration 2018 - 2020

  • Caribbean and Central America Earthquake Risk Assessment (CCARA) - Global Earthquake Model

    Projects CCARA Project Caribbean and Central America Earthquake Risk Assessment (CCARA) All Publications Conference Social Media Meeting Training News Video Newsletter Website Photo Workshop 1 2 1 ... 1 2 ... 2 Presentation CCARA project presentation on subduction modelling Modelling subduction earthquakes: GEM experiences in Latin America CCARA project Read More News CCARA Project results presentation GEM presents the results of the USAID-funded CCARA Project in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic Read More News CCARA OQ training 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. Read More PROFILE 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. Location 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. Beneficiaries The project has been successfully implemented in countries in the Central America and the Caribbean region. Beneficiaries include decision-makers and other end-users such as local experts and DRR professionals. Funding partner The CCARA project is funded by the The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), an independent agency of the United States federal government that is primarily responsible for administering civilian foreign aid and development assistance. Duration 2016 - 2018

  • Developing a Disaster Risk Transfer Facility in the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Region - Global Earthquake Model

    Projects CAREC Developing a Disaster Risk Transfer Facility in the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Region All Publications Conference Social Media Meeting Training News Video Newsletter Website Photo Workshop 1 1 ... 1 ... 1 Website CAREC Program About the CAREC program Visit website Website CAREC project information ADB project overview and data sheet Visit website News Willis and GEM to work together on ADB CAREC project GEM has started a new project with WTW supported by the Asian Development Bank. Read More PROFILE Background Willis Towers Watson, a GEM Advisor Sponsor is leading the consortium of organizations to implement the project, “Developing a Disaster Risk Transfer Facility in the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Region” supported by the Asian Development Bank. The GEM Risk Team is responsible for the exposure and seismic vulnerability components of the project, with the Hazard Team providing support in the preparation of risk profiles for countries in the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Region. Objectives The project has three main components: (i) development of disaster risk assessments and modeling in all CAREC countries; (ii) design of a regional pilot disaster risk transfer facility for at least three CAREC countries; and (iii) capacity building and awareness raising activities to sensitize key public and private stakeholders in all CAREC countries about the benefits of disaster risk reduction, risk retention and risk transfer solutions. Location Collaborators Willis Towers Watson, a GEM Advisor Sponsor is leading the consortium of organizations that will implement the project. The Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation, or CAREC Program is a partnership of 11 countries (Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, People's Republic of China, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Mongolia, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan), supported by 6 multilateral institutions, working together to promote development through cooperation, leading to accelerated growth and poverty reduction. Beneficiaries This program aims to increase collaboration between CAREC countries in disaster risk financing, including insurance. These countries include: Afghanistan - Nation-wide; Azerbaijan - Nation-wide; China - Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region and the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region; Georgia - Nation-wide; Kazakhstan - Nation-wide; Kyrgyz Republic - Nation-wide; Mongolia - Nation-wide; Pakistan - Nation-wide; Tajikistan - Nation-wide; Turkmenistan - Nation-wide; Uzbekistan - Nation-wide. Funding partner The CAREC project is funded by The Asian Development Bank (ADB), an institution committed to achieving a prosperous, inclusive, resilient, and sustainable Asia and the Pacific, while sustaining its efforts to eradicate extreme poverty. It assists its members and partners by providing loans, technical assistance, grants, and equity investments to promote social and economic development. Duration 2020- 2022

  • South American Risk Assessment (SARA) - Global Earthquake Model

    Projects SARA Project South American Risk Assessment (SARA) All Publications Conference Social Media Meeting Training News Video Newsletter Website Photo Workshop 1 2 1 ... 1 2 ... 2 Publication SARA Project conference paper A conference paper on Building A Ground-Motion Logic Tree For South America Within The Gem-Sara Project Framework Read More News SARA project workshop in Chile, November 2014 A blog by Carlos Costa featuring the SARA project workshop in Chile 2014. Read More Presentation Joint Risk Assessment in South America A brief presentation about the SARA project in 2014 Read More PROFILE Background 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, www.emdat.be ). 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. Location 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 ) Beneficiaries The project has been successfully implemented in the Andean Region (Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile and Argentina) for the assessment of earthquake risk at the national and regional scales, and to the cities of Quito, Ecuador; Medellin, Colombia; and Cali, Colombia. Funding partner The SARA project is funded by the Swiss Re Foundation, a separate legal entity of Swiss Re Group. Duration 2013 - 2015

  • Sub Saharan Hazard and Risk Assessment (SSAHARA) - Global Earthquake Model

    Projects SSAHARA Project Sub Saharan Hazard and Risk Assessment (SSAHARA) All Publications Conference Social Media Meeting Training News Video Newsletter Website Photo Workshop 1 1 ... 1 ... 1 News SSAHARA: Africa Earthquake Hazard and Risk model Preventionweb article on the release of the Africa Model developed as part of the Sub-Sahara Hazard and Risk Assessment (SSAHARA) project funded by USAID. Read More Website Exploring Seismic Hazard and Risk in Africa SSAHARA wiki website containing technical descriptions and overview of the project. Read More PROFILE Background The East African Rift System (EARS) is the major active tectonic feature of the Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) region. Although the seismicity level of such a divergent plate boundary can be described as moderate, several damaging earthquakes have been reported in historical times, and the seismic risk is exacerbated by the high vulnerability of the local buildings and structures. Formulation and enforcement of national seismic codes is therefore an essential risk mitigation strategy. A reliable risk assessment must be based on an updated and reliable seismic hazard model for the region. The last published regional model for SSA was developed within the frame of the GSHAP project and is almost 20 years old (Midzi et al., 1999). The availability of new data, local and regional seismotectonic studies and recently developed methods and tools prompt the development of a new PSHA model summarizing the current state of knowledge in Sub-Saharan Africa. Objectives In September 2014, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) GEM funding support to implement a program entitled “Reducing Earthquake Risk collaboratively by Building Capacity and Leveraging GEM’s Open Tools and Resources”. One of the objectives of this program was: to build the capacity in sub-Saharan Africa for integrated risk assessment and development of city earthquake scenarios involving local decision-makers. The project produced the SSA-GEM homogenized catalogue; the Seismic Source Zones; the Probabilistic Hazard Calculations; the Strain Rate Model; earthquake risk in East Sub-Saharan Africa; the residential building stock; and the Social Vulnerability and Integrated Risk in Sub Sahara Africa. Location Collaborators The development of a regional model would not have been possible without the contribution of experts from the local scientific community. Partnership with local governmental institutions and authorities was an essential step to facilitate model acceptance and for potential integration with national seismic codes. GEM worked with the following institutions for the implementation of the SSAHARA project. African Union; AfricaArray; FEPRA – Ethiopia; University of Pennsylvania; Addis Ababa City Government; UNDP Regional Office; and international agencies, municipalities and government agencies Beneficiaries The project has been successfully implemented in eight countries in Sub-Saharan Africa located in the regions where the seismic activity is highest: Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Mozambique. Funding partner The CRAVE project is funded by the The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), an independent agency of the United States federal government that is primarily responsible for administering civilian foreign aid and development assistance. Duration 2014 - 2016

  • GFDRR-DFID Challenge Funds - Global Earthquake Model

    Projects GFDRR-DFID Project GFDRR-DFID Challenge Funds All Publications Conference Social Media Meeting Training News Video Newsletter Website Photo Workshop 1 2 3 1 ... 1 2 3 ... 3 Publication GFDRR-DFID Challenge Funds 1-3 Round 2 Reports Data schema and data: for multi-hazard database (BGS), for global exposure database (GEM), for a global database of vulnerability functions (UCL) Read More Publication GFDRR-DFID Extensible Data Schemas GAR2019 paper Extensible Data Schemas for Multiple Hazards, Exposure and Vulnerability Data published as part of the UNDRR GAR2019 . Read More Publication Data schema and data for global exposure database Final Report GFDRR-DFID Challenge Funds Round 2 Read More PROFILE Background 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. Objectives 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. Location Collaborators 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). Beneficiaries The project has been successfully piloted in Tanzania for the development of an exposure model at the national scale, and to the city of Dar Es Salaam demonstrating how an exposure dataset at a building-by-building resolution can be created. The process has also been demonstrated for five countries around Tanzania (Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya, Malawi and Mozambique) as well as Cape Verde, Senegal, Mali, Niger and in other countries outside of the African continent. Funding partner The Challege Funds project is funded by the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) in collaboration with the Department for International Development of the United Kingdom (DFID). Duration 2017 - 2018

  • Seismology and Earthquake Engineering Research Infrastructure Alliance for Europe (SERA) - Global Earthquake Model

    Projects SERA Project Seismology and Earthquake Engineering Research Infrastructure Alliance for Europe (SERA) All Publications Conference Social Media Meeting Training News Video Newsletter Website Photo Workshop 1 1 ... 1 ... 1 News SERA workshop Turkey EM-SERA OpenQuake Training in Istanbul, Turkey Read More News SERA workshop Balkans SERA European Building Exposure Workshop: From European Hazard to Risk Read More Website SERA Project website SERA integrates data, products, infrastructures and know-how in seismology and earthquake engineering. Read More PROFILE Background The Seismology and Earthquake Engineering Research Infrastructure Alliance for Europe (SERA) aims to reduce the risk posed by natural and anthropogenic earthquakes based on innovative research and development projects. SERA will significantly improve the access to data, services and research infrastructures for scientists and other professionals. GEM's contributions focus on taxonomy and exposure of residential, commercial and industrial buildings in Europe; physical vulnerability assessment for buildings; integrated earthquake risk analysis using the risk assessment framework and OpenQuake software established by the Global Earthquake Model. SERA is a Horizon 2020-supported programme responding to the priorities identified in the topic INFRAIA-01-2016-2017 ‘Integrating Activities for Advanced Communities’. SERA involves 31 partners and 8 linked third parties in Europe. It started in May 2017 and will last for three years. Objectives The EUCENTRE-SERA project is collaborating closely with the GEM Foundation (Global Earthquake Model) to: develop a European Risk Modelling framework that brings together the strengths of previous projects such as SHARE, NERA and fills in the research gaps; integrate knowledge and data from other SERA working packages; and build on the risk assessment framework and software developed by GEM. Location Collaborators SERA is engaging 31 partners from 16 European countries. They all have leading expertise in the operation of experimental facilities, monitoring infrastructures, and data repositories in the fields of seismology, anthropogenic hazards or earthquake engineering. (complete list ) Beneficiaries This program targets a wide spectrum of stakeholders, including governance (decision-makers/public authorities), industry (practitioners and professionals), academia (researchers and professors), and the European community in general. Funding partner The SERA project is funded by European Union under the Horizon 2020-supported programme responding to the priorities identified in the topic INFRAIA-01-2016-2017 ‘Integrating Activities for Advanced Communities’. Duration 2017 - 2020

  • Training and Communication for Earthquake Risk Assessment (TREQ) - Global Earthquake Model

    Projects TREQ Project Training and Communication for Earthquake Risk Assessment (TREQ) All Publications Conference Social Media Meeting Training News Video Newsletter Website Photo Workshop 1 2 3 4 5 1 ... 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 ... 7 Training ​ Module II: Earthquake Scenarios -------------------------------------------------------- Part 2: Damage and Losses Date Language -------------------------------------------------------- May 23, 2020 Spanish May 30, 2020 Spanish June 13, 2020 Spanish June 27, 2020 Spanish September 25, 2020 Spanish October 5, 2020 Spanish March 8, 2021 Spanish December 7, 2020 English February 22, 2020 English March 29, 2020 English Training PAST EVENTS Module II: Earthquake Scenarios -------------------------------------------------------- Part 1 Ground Motion Fields Date Language -------------------------------------------------------- April 18, 2020 Spanish May 16, 2020 Spanish June 06, 2020 Spanish June 20, 2020 Spanish September 18, 2020 Spanish September 28, 2020 Spanish March 01, 2020 Spanish November 30, 2020 English February 15, 2021 English March 22, 2021 English Publication MANUAL FOR HAZARD MODEL DEVELOPMENT This manual presents the basic concepts of classical PSHA and the wide spectrum of alternatives to model seismicity and uncertainties (epistemic and aleatory) in the OpenQuake-engine. Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Assessment (PSHA) is the principal methodology for assessing the potential hazard posed by earthquakes. The hazard maps generated with the hazard calculator are widely used in national seismic codes for hazard zonation and structural design provisions. PROFILE 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. Specifically, the project aims to develop capacity for urban earthquake risk assessment in Latin America (Quito (Ecuador), Cali (Colombia), and Santiago de los Caballeros (Dominican Republic), while the second part will produce training, educational and communication materials that will enhance the understanding of earthquake risk worldwide. This program targets a wide spectrum of stakeholders, categorized into four main groups: governance (decision-makers/public authorities), industry (practitioners and professionals), academia (researchers and professors), and the community. FUNDING PARTNER The TREQ project, which runs from 2020-2021 , is funded by The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) an independent agency of the United States federal government that is primarily responsible for administering civilian foreign aid and development assistance. LOCATION COLLABORATORS Ecuador Municipalidad de Quito Escuela Politécnica Nacional (EPN) Instituto Geofísico (IG) Colegio de Ingenieros Civiles de Pichincha (CICP) Dominican Republic Servicio Geológico Nacional (SGN) Oficina Nacional de Evaluación Sísmica y Vulnerabilidad de Infraestructuras y Edificaciones (ONESVIE) Comité Técnico Nacional (CTN) Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra (PUCMM) Colombia Servicio Geológico Colombiano (SGC) Departamento Administrativo de Planeación Municipal (DAPM), Cali Universidad EAFIT, Medellin Unidad Nacional de Gestión del Riesgo de Desastres (UNGRD) Costa Rica Universidad de Costa Rica (UCR) Mexico Universidad Autónoma de Baja California (UABC) Beneficiaries This program targets a wide spectrum of stakeholders, categorized into four main groups: governance (decision-makers/public authorities), industry (practitioners and professionals), academia (researchers and professors), and the community. Funding partner The TREQ project is funded by The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) an independent agency of the United States federal government that is primarily responsible for administering civilian foreign aid and development assistance. Duration 2020 - 2021 TRAINING OVERVIEW The OpenQuake online training is designed for an audience with a diverse background and expertise. Since 2020, 20 personalised training sessions for Module II have been offered to small groups, allowing a close interaction and dynamic participation. Around 400 participants from 56 countries (more than 140 cities) have registered covering a total of 60 hours of live training. Most of the participants of Module II have manifested the interest in continuing the training for Modules III and IV, and priority in the registration process will be given to them. Read More SUBSCRIBE TO TREQ PROJECT UPDATES The TREQ project newsletter aims to share activities in urban risk assessment, and earthquake risk training and education materials with a wide-range of local stakeholders from the academia, private and public sectors, as well as the civil society in Latin America, the Caribbean and beyond. Sign up to receive future updates on the project activities. Subscribe