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The GED4GEM project: development of a Global Exposure Database for the Global Earthquake Model initiative

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Abstract

In order to quantify earthquake risk of any selected region or a country of the world within the Global Earthquake Model (GEM) framework (www.globalquakemodel.org/), a systematic compilation of building inventory and population exposure is indispensable. Through the consortium of leading institutions and by engaging the domain-experts from multiple countries, the GED4GEM project has been working towards the development of a first comprehensive publicly available Global Exposure Database (GED). This geospatial exposure database will eventually facilitate global earthquake risk and loss estimation through GEM’s OpenQuake platform. This paper provides an overview of the GED concepts, aims, datasets, and inference methodology, as well as the current implementation scheme, status and way forward.

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Publication type:
Conference Paper
Publication Subtype:
Conference Paper
Title:
The GED4GEM project: development of a Global Exposure Database for the Global Earthquake Model initiative
Year Published:
2012
Language:
English
Publisher:
IEM
Contributing office(s):
Geologic Hazards Science Center
Description:
9 p.
Larger Work Type:
Book
Larger Work Subtype:
Conference publication
Larger Work Title:
The 15th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering: September 24-28, 2012, Lisbon, Portugal