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GFDRR (World Bank Group) reviews Ergo (mHARP)

GFDRR (Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery; http://www.gfdrr.org) published a report titled, “REVIEW OF OPEN SOURCE AND OPEN ACCESS SOFTWARE PACKAGES AVAILABLE TO QUANTIFY RISK FROM NATURAL HAZARDS”. The report gives Ergo (mHARP) a very good review and says: “mHARP will give this fantastic software an additional use. It should …

ERGO Workshop set for August 24, 2014

The ERGO Multi-Hazard Assessment, Response and Planning consortium members will be holding a workshop prior to the Second European Conference on Earthquake Engineering and Seismology (2ECEES) (http://www.2eceesistanbul.org) in Istanbul Turkey on Sunday, August 24th to present updates on how the ERGO system has been deployed throughout the world. Please contact …

KISTI-NCSA collaboration project researches on Ergo Platform

KISTI and NCSA have been collaborating in various areas including developing the KISTI-NCSA Science Gateway (KNSG) platform and eAIRS in the EDISON project by using KNSG platform. Another area of collaboration is the hazard risk assessment via the Ergo consortium. KISTI has been supportive as an active member of the …

ERGO Open Source Consortium Talk at NZSEE 2013

Sonia Giovinazzi (University of Canterbury), Helmut Wenzel, Danny Powell, and Jong Lee (both of UIUC/NCSA) presented “Consequence-based decision making tools:  evidences of needs and initial activities of the mHARP Consortium” at the 2013 New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering meeting held in Wellington, New Zealand from April 26-28, 2013.  The …

NZSEE Conference April 26-28, Wellington, NZ

“Same Risks–New Realities,” the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering’s 2013 Technical Conference and AGM, is scheduled to begin Friday, April 26 in Wellington, NZ.  The full program of talks and paper/poster sessions may be found here.

ERGO provides earthquake simulation for major European disaster response exercise

In October, 2011, a simulated 6.5-magnitude earthquake “rocked” Central Hungary, causing enormous damage to the country’s infrastructure, including accidents at nuclear power and chemical plants, the collapse of an important bridge across the Danube, large-scale destruction of property, and disruption of critical infrastructure. Fortunately, the earthquake itself –and its toll …