MEDiate Project at the 18th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering (WCEE2024)

The MEDiate Project was prominently featured at the 18th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering (WCEE2024), held from June 30 to July 5, 2024, in Milan. This prestigious event brought together international scientists and practitioners to share their expertise, fostering collaboration and innovation in earthquake engineering. Below is an overview of the MEDiate Project’s contributions across various sessions at the conference:

Session: SHR5 – Forward-Looking Earthquake Risk Modelling and Quantification: Recent Advances and Perspectives

Co-Conveners: Gemma Cremen, PhD (UCL), Carmine Galasso, and V. Silva.

Chen Huang (NORSAR) and co-authors presented groundbreaking results in her talk titled “Assessing Cascading Impacts of Earthquakes and Triggered Quick-Clay Landslide in Alna, Norway”. Her presentation emphasized crucial strategies for mitigating disaster effects through stakeholder engagement.
Gemma Cremen, PhD (UCL) and co-authors delivered a presentation titled “A Novel Framework For Assessing Multi-Hazard Risk And Resilience In A Changing World”. Her talk highlighted significant advancements in risk assessment.

Session: RES1 – Advanced Assessments of the Seismic Resilience of Infrastructures

Florencia Victoria De Maio (RINA Consulting) and co-authors shared pioneering findings in her presentation titled “Integrated Risk and Resilience Assessment of Critical Infrastructures After Cascading Effects”. Her work underscored the advancement of analyzing cascading impacts.

Session: TNM5 – Multi-Hazard Risk Assessment of Buildings and Bridges

Pierre Gehl, PhD (BRGM) and co-authors presented their research titled “Damage State-Dependent Fragility Models for Reinforced-Concrete Buildings Exposed to Flood and Seismic Hazards”. His presentation emphasized the development of cumulative fragility curves.

The participation of the MEDiate Project at WCEE2024 showcased significant advancements and innovative approaches in earthquake engineering, contributing to the global discourse on disaster risk reduction and resilience.