GEM (Global Earthquake Model) Consequences Database


Emily So
[email protected]
tel: 01223 460475

CAR Director Emily So is coordinating the Global Earthquake Consequences Database (GEMECD). This is a GIS relational database that will inform users about the consequences of the most significant earthquakes in the past 40 years and provide a benchmarking tool for analytical loss models in the future. The project includes the development of an interface enabling damage from future earthquakes to be captured and uploaded to the database.

The legacy of the project will be a web accessible database for the ongoing service of GEM users. For current events, GEMECD will serve as a clearing house of information, posted by users based on the standards and protocols set in the GEMECD documentation. In the long term, GEMECD will be a repository of the most relevant and validated data on consequences of the important earthquakes of the last century.

GEM brings together experts from leading universities and research organisations around the world, including Cambridge Architectural Research. Google and Willis Re are both official collaborators on this project.

See GEM's openquake website for details.