Global Earthquake Model (GEM) Workshops

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Global Earthquake Model (GEM) Workshop 2013

Date: 1 July 2013
Venue: Institute of Catastrophe Risk Management, NTU

The workshop was done as part of ICRM’s role in the Global Earthquake Model (GEM), with ICRM taking the South East Asia lead. The purpose of this workshop was to look at the issues of risk and vulnerability that were among the key issues raised in the previous GEM workshop.

Participants came from Indonesian Agency for Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics (BMKG), Philippines Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) and Geoscience Australia (GA), etc.





Global Earthquake Model (GEM) Workshop 2011


Global Earthquake Model (GEM) Workshop 2011
– Southeast Asia Regional Initiative

1 – 3 August 2011
Earth Observatory of Singapore
Nanyang Technological University
Singapore


Programme for
Global Earthquake Model (GEM) Regional Workshop 2011

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The second Southeast Asia Regional Initiative for the Global Earthquake Model (GEM) workshop was held on 1 – 3 August at the Earth Observatory of Singapore. Twenty hazard experts from the region and representatives from the GEM Hazard team gathered together with the same goals:

  • Review the state-of-the-art and knowledge in studies and mapping of active faults across the Southeast Asia region and their association to recent earthquake activity.
  • Identify gaps for future research
  • Discuss the integration of fault data, geodetic strain rates and seismic data in a coherent model of seismic sources
  • A consensus model of seismic sources and seismic hazard for the whole Southeast Asia region

During this Workshop, various countries models had been presented and each presentation had given 10min to 20min for discussion. Also, Marco Pagani and Graeme Weatherill from GEM had demonstrated the capabilities of the GEM software, discussed global components, regional programs in GEM and also helped in next phase of hazard modeling.





Global Earthquake Model (GEM) Workshop 2010


Global Earthquake Model (GEM) Workshop 2010
– Southeast Asia Regional Initiative

26 & 27 May 2010
Nanyang Executive Centre
Nanyang Technological University
Singapore


Programme for
Global Earthquake Model (GEM) Regional Workshop 2010

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The Global Earthquake Model (GEM) is a public/private partnership initiated by the Global Science Forum of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD-GSF). GEM aims to build an open worldwide standard for calculating and communicating earthquake risk as well as to establish an international “Global Earthquake Risk Model”, which will provide accurate risk information to support decisions and actions that mitigate earthquake damages worldwide. More information via the GEM website: http://www.globalquakemodel.org/

Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore, Geoscience Australia (GA) in Australia and GNS Science in New Zealand have already joined the GEM partnership and are taking this initiative as a first step in promoting the development of the earthquake risk model for Southeast Asia. The first Southeast Asia Regional Initiative for the Global Earthquake Model (GEM) Workshop was successfully conducted on 26 – 27 May 2010 in Singapore. During this Workshop, Marco Pagani and Helen Crowley from the GEM Foundation shared the GEM-1 Hazard and Risk Group updates with the participants. Speakers from Australia, Indonesia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, and Singapore presented the various methodologies and techniques developed by their countries to deal with earthquake events. The primary focus of these presentations was on minimising damages and casualties faced by the countries.

After the presentations, discussion groups were formed where the earthquake engineering professionals synergised to come up with better solutions that could be employed in the area of earthquake management.