[unav_all] A Global Earthquake Model - RFP for global strain

Meghan Miller meghan at unavco.org
Wed Jun 10 09:48:54 MDT 2009

UNAVCO Community,

Two RFPs - one for a global strain model and another for an active  
fault catalog have been posted by GEM.  There is also an ad in the  
most recent Eos.

A Global Earthquake Model
	GEM is a public/private partnership initiated and approved by the  
Global Science Forum of the Organisation 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.

GEM will be the critical instrument to support decisions and actions  
that reduce earthquake losses worldwide. All who face risk, from  
homeowners to governments, need accurate and transparent risk  
information before they will take mitigating action. By providing the  
information in a manner that is understandable to all users, GEM aims  
to raise awareness, lead to adoption and enforcement of building  
codes, promote seismic mitigation, and stimulate insurance use.

GEM will be the first global, open source model for seismic risk  
assessment at a national and regional scale, and aims to achieve broad  
scientific participation and independence. It will be conducted in  
three integrated modules: Hazard, Risk, and Socio-Economic Impact.

up to $250 Euros over 18 months

July 15, 2009

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