120 invitees from all over the world

172 subscriptions to the live streaming

more than 20 presentations given during the day

725 following on Twitter

42 new registrations on the OpenQuake Platform

The GEM Foundation would like to thank all participants for their enthusiastic support and their passionate involvement at the launch event. It really made our success.

The years of work behind the Platform have been rewarded by the warm welcome private and public organizations around the globe extended to it, as well as by the excitement that followed the official release. OpenQuake has brought promising results so far, but much remains to be done and we need to rely on a constant commitment of all GEM community members.

We wish to continue this effort together, in order to build a more resilient and safer world for anyone.

Find out more about the event in the OQRelease page!

The Opinion

Margareta Wahlström, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction, gives her first impressions on OpenQuake.

The Platform

Take your own tour on the platform, explore the main features and navigate the existing maps. Get familiar with the software and discover its potential. Please address any question or comment HERE.
In preparation for the World Conference of Disaster Risk Reduction, UNISDR has launched a SURVEY to identify risk in various parts of the world.
Take the time to fill this out by February 8 and actively contribute to the global understanding of risk.

More to come on GEM@Sendai in the next issue.

The Applications

"Fatalism prevails in Nepalese society, and the continuous economic problems and lack of development increase social vulnerability". Amod Dixit, NSET

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The Partners

To round off, the General Insurance Rating Organization of Japan renewed its support to the GEM Foundation for the oncoming five years. 

The signing ceremony, mastered by the GEM Secretary General Anselm Smolka and the Governing Board Chair John Schneider, represented a symbolic and auspicious toast to inaugurate Working Programme II.
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