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Request for Proposals: GEM Risk Global Components

PEER is posting this announcement on behalf of GEM

GEM (Global Earthquake Model) will be the first global, open source model for seismic risk assessment at a national and regional scale, and aims to achieve its goals by developing state-of-the-art open source software and global databases necessary for reliably mapping earthquake risk. To this end, GEM has issued five requests for proposals for Global Components of its Risk Module. GEMís Risk Module will calculate damage and direct losses resulting from this damage, such as fatalities, injuries and cost of repair.

The RfPs cover the following topics:

  • – GEM Ontology & Taxonomy
  • – Inventory Data Capture Tools
  • – Global Exposure Database
  • – Global Earthquake Consequences Database
  • – Global Vulnerability Estimations Methods

The target budgets for these calls range from 300,000 Ė 900,000 Ä and the deadline for submission of proposals is 18 March 2010, 0:00 CET.

GEM anticipates that proposals will be prepared and submitted by international consortia. The GEM Secretariat will aim to facilitate contact between institutions for the creation of international consortia. Proposals will be subject to peer review, and will be selected by GEMís Governing Board, with awards expected in July 2010.

To learn more about GEM, and to download the separate RfP documents, a background document and submission rules, visit

RfP Flier: GEM Risk Global Components (PDF file - 280 KB)

posted January 19, 2010