Thursday, October 8, 2009

Global Earthquake Model User Needs Assessment

GEM is a public/private partnership initiated and approved by the Global Science Forum of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD-GSF). GEM aims to be the uniform, independent standard to calculate and communicate earthquake risk worldwide. With committed backing from academia, governments, and industry, GEM will contribute to achieving profound, lasting reductions in earthquake risk worldwide.profound, lasting reductions in earthquake risk worldwide.

GEM is performing a user-need assessment to find out in an early stage what possible end-users of GEM software and tools are in need of. Click here to go to the survey...

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OPINION is supporting the development of the Global Earthquake Model and encourages FEMA/DHS to evolve HAZUS-MH to be consistent and compliant with GEMS. The U.S. Geological Survey is actively participating in the development of GEMS. It makes no sense for two U.S. government agencies to go down competing and possibly conflicting paths.




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