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GEM’s mission is to engage a global community in the design, development and deployment of state-of-the-art models and tools for earthquake risk assessment worldwide. What GEM envisions and has started to work on, is the bringing together of state-of-the-art science and national, regional, international organizations as well as individuals, in a global collaborative effort that will have a lasting impact on seismic risk assessment.

By functioning as a true community effort, involving hundreds of organizations and individuals, GEM aims to produce a state-of-the-art, dynamic and openly accessible model for the assessment of seismic risk worldwide, featuring not only the computation of the probability of earthquakes occurring and inducing damage to buildings and houses, but also methods and tools for analyzing impacts of earthquakes on economy and society.

The model and its tools are to meet the needs of a wide group of prospective users and beneficiaries and will need to include features that support the work of all those entities and individuals working and deciding on risk resilience and mitigation.
The model will through its interface allow for earthquake risk assessment at the community, national and international level and integration with many ongoing initiatives on disaster risk reduction.

By 2013, GEM stakeholders from around the globe will be able to access the OpenGEM web platform to analyze seismic risk, including the consequences of earthquakes on society and economy, measured over space and time.