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Global Earthquake Model (GEM) launches User Needs Assessment: participate and help guide GEM


The GEM initiative brings together worldwide expertise on all aspects of earthquake risk in a unique public-private alliance to produce open-source software and tools that help to reduce earthquake deaths, destruction, dislocation, monetary losses and adverse socio-economic effects. GEM started in 2009 with the construction of its first working model; a truly global, open-source model for seismic risk assessment on a national and regional scale that will be finished by 2013.

Recently, GEM has launched a User Needs Assessment (UNA). It is a brief online survey, developed by SPA Risk, aimed at collecting guidance for the design and development of GEM software and its underlying basis, so that the global earthquake model will serve the needs of all its end-users and stakeholders. Your participation would therefore be very much appreciated.

The survey is available in English, Spanish, Chinese, Hindi and Japanese, and it should take no more than 10 min to complete. We would therefore like to invite you to visit the GEM website www.globalquakemodel.org and click on the red banner at the upper right hand corner in order to access the online survey.

Results of the UNA will be compiled and made available at the GEM website once the survey is completed.