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Special Session on “Loss and Resilience Assessment Tools for Infrastructure Exposed to Natural Hazards” being Organized by the Ergo Consortium at the ICONHIC 2019 Conference

Urban areas and critical infrastructure are exposed to natural and manmade hazards, which are becoming more frequent and have severe consequences on world economies and societies. Therefore, cities and infrastructure resilience to extreme events and diverse hazards such as tsunamis, hurricanes, fires, landslides, floods, climate change, man-made and technological risks, is of paramount importance for…
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Ergo Consortium Hosts Special Session at the 16ECEE Conference

Members of the Ergo Consortium organized a special session as part of the 16ECEE conference entitled “Software for Loss Estimation: Developments and Applications.” This special session dealt with the development and application of software for the risk analysis of buildings, bridges, lifelines, critical infrastructure, etc., which are exposed to seismic and other natural hazards, and…
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Annual Meeting of the Ergo Consortium

The ERGO Multi-Hazard Assessment, Response and Planning consortium members held a workshop prior to the 16th European Conference on Earthquake Engineering (16ECEE), in Thessaloniki, Greece, on June 17, 2018. During this meeting the members developed a long term strategy to assure the sustainability of the Ergo Consortium and present updates on how the ERGO system…
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GFDRR (World Bank Group) reviews Ergo (mHARP)

GFDRR (Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery; 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 be integrated with Deltares or…
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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) ( in Istanbul Turkey on Sunday, August 24th to present updates on how the ERGO system has been deployed throughout the world. Please contact if you are interested…
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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 consortium. This year, the…
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ERGO is the new name for mHARP

As of January 1, 2014, ERGO is the new name for the Multi-Hazard Assessment, Response, and Planning software previously known as mHARP and MAEviz. ERGO, a Latin word meaning “therefore” or “hence,” embodies what the software does at its most basic level – it helps users understand the consequences of an event or action –…
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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 talk and accompanying paper of…
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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.