The Global Earthquake ModelJohn Schneider, Vice Chair, GEM Governing BoardNicole Keller, Head, GEM Communications &Interna...
Goal & VisionGoal: To provide tools and resources fortransparent analysis of earthquake riskanywhere in the world……by brin...
Who is GEM?A great diversity of people and organisations from around theglobe working together for improved earthquake ris...
A public-private partnership10+ private organisations15+ public agencies8+ international bodiesa public-privatepartnership...
Integrated risk assessmentThe development and implementation of methods, metrics, and tools forthe integrated evaluation o...
Our main activities(1) globaldata, methods,guidelines &tools(2) regionalpartnerships andcollaboration(4) open-sourceplatfo...
Global products, guidelines and output⁻ Instrumental catalogue⁻ Historical Catalogue⁻ Geodetic strain rate model⁻ Active f...
Regional CollaborationSHARE, NERA, Syner-G EMME EMCAregional workshopsSARA
The OpenQuake Platform & ToolsGlobal Framework(tools, data, methods)Local - national, regional -programmes & collaboration...
Taking stock and future directions‣ Several global databases already publicly available‣ Open-source modelling engine v1 r...
GEM and DRR‣ Building an evidence base for DRR‣ Supporting risk assessment – hazard, exposure,vulnerability‣ Growing exper...
Learn more…www.globalquakemodel.org
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Science & Technology Platforms, 19 May 2013
4th Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction
Geneva, Switzerland
Presentation at the Consultion Day event about: Scientific and Technical Platforms / Networks: Achievements and Future Goals during the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction GPDRR 2013 in Geneva



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    1. 1. The Global Earthquake ModelJohn Schneider, Vice Chair, GEM Governing BoardNicole Keller, Head, GEM Communications &International RelationsChris Burton, Leader, GEM Social VulnerabilityScience & Technology Platforms, 19 May 20134th Global Platform for Disaster Risk ReductionGeneva, Switzerland
    2. 2. Goal & VisionGoal: To provide tools and resources fortransparent analysis of earthquake riskanywhere in the world……by bringing individuals and organisationstogether in a global collaborative effort toleverage science to benefit society.Vision: To change the landscape of earthquakerisk assessment, and support risk understandingand risk reduction
    3. 3. Who is GEM?A great diversity of people and organisations from around theglobe working together for improved earthquake risk assessment
    4. 4. A public-private partnership10+ private organisations15+ public agencies8+ international bodiesa public-privatepartnershipThe non-profit andindependent GEMFoundation drivesthe effort andstarted in 2009.The foundation isfunded andgoverned througha unique public-private partnership
    5. 5. Integrated risk assessmentThe development and implementation of methods, metrics, and tools forthe integrated evaluation of earthquake risk worldwide
    6. 6. Our main activities(1) globaldata, methods,guidelines &tools(2) regionalpartnerships andcollaboration(4) open-sourceplatform andsoftware tools(3) knowledgesharing andtechnologytransferGEM
    7. 7. Global products, guidelines and output⁻ Instrumental catalogue⁻ Historical Catalogue⁻ Geodetic strain rate model⁻ Active faults data⁻ Tectonic regionalisationmodel⁻ Building and populationmodels⁻ Earthquake consequences data⁻ Physical vulnerability functions⁻ Socio-economic vulnerabilityand resilience indicators‣ Databases‣ Regional and global models⁻ Seismic source models⁻ Ground motion models⁻ Physical exposure models⁻ Physical fragility and vulnerability models
    8. 8. Regional CollaborationSHARE, NERA, Syner-G EMME EMCAregional workshopsSARA
    9. 9. The OpenQuake Platform & ToolsGlobal Framework(tools, data, methods)Local - national, regional -programmes & collaborations(data, methods)Organisations and individuals(data, results)From global to local: the platform & tools becomemore valuable over time for local decision-making
    10. 10. Taking stock and future directions‣ Several global databases already publicly available‣ Open-source modelling engine v1 ready and used in 80 countries‣ Science outputs and reports shared online for open commentary‣ Regional collaborations established and developing2014: launch of the OpenQuake Platform, related tools, resources &documents‣ New global science‣ Intensified collaboration through strategic partnerships worldwide‣ Working together on risk assessment through the platform
    11. 11. GEM and DRR‣ Building an evidence base for DRR‣ Supporting risk assessment – hazard, exposure,vulnerability‣ Growing expertise, sharing knowledge‣ Building networks, including public-privatepartnerships‣ Providing and supporting open data, tools, andguidelines‣ Developing basis for economic investments in DRR
    12. 12. Learn more…www.globalquakemodel.org

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