This report sets out INFORM’s vision for a suite of products to support decision-making that are easy to use and open to everyone. This vision involves bringing scientific rigour to the process of analysing crises and developing shared methodologies.
During the 20th century, earthquakes in Europe accounted for more than 200,000 deaths and over 250 billion Euros in losses. Comprehensive earthquake hazard and risk assessments are crucial to reducing the effects of catastrophic earthquakes.
Scientists with the participation of the Swiss Seismological Service have published an updated earthquake hazard map and, for the first time, an earthquake risk map for Europe. Switzerland will follow next year with a higher resolution national risk map.