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TitleVers une plateforme nationale d'évaluation du risque sismique
AuthorNastev, M N; Smirnoff, A S
Source82e Congrès de Congrès de l'Association francophone pour le savoir (l'Acfas), 9e colloque sur les risques naturels au Québec, résumés; 2014 p. 1
Alt SeriesEarth Sciences Sector, Contribution Series 20140064
Meeting82e Congrès de l'Association francophone pour le savoir; Montreal; CA; May 25-29, 2014
Mediaon-line; digital
File formathtm
Subjectsgeophysics; seismic risk; seismicity; earthquakes; earthquake risk; earthquake studies
ProgramQuantitave risk assessment project, Public Safety Geoscience
Although natural hazards have the potential to cause significant losses in terms of human lives and considerable economic impacts, most risk and emergency managers in Canada lack the necessary standardized tools and guidance to adequately undertake rigorous risk assessments. Traditional knowledge of a given hazard, as the intensity and frequency over a given region, are not sufficient to make informed decisions. Mitigation plans and emergency response should be prepared taking into account the consequences of the hazard in question. In collaboration with Defense Canada and École de technologie supérieure Montréal, the Geological Survey of Canada has recently undertaken a seismic risk assessment study. To this end, the Hazus methodology developed by the U.S. FEMA has been adapted for use in Canada. In parallel, a seismic risk assessment tool referred to as EvaRISK was developed. The next step is to provide EvaRISK with layers information on the seismic hazard, built environment and demographics at the national scale. An interactive web platform is planned that will allow users to select a study area and to launch simulations with the embedded seismic hazard and assets at risk. For a more accurate risk assessment, users will be able to provide own input data.
Summary(Plain Language Summary, not published)
this presentation focusses on the recently developed tool for rapid seismic risk assessment and plans for its implementation in Canada