Externally Funded Projects  
UNISDR has funded a project to generate a world data set on housing properties and on occupancy rate. This information is not easy to find, but it is needed for calculating losses in natural and artificial disasters. (Duration 2012)


REAL-TIME LOSS ALERTS have been issued during 10 years to the Swiss Corps for Humanitarian Help and subscribers of this free service, on average 30 minutes after an earthquake occurs worldwide. (For results, see publication list). WAPMERR and SED have jointly finished constructing QLARM, a second generation, open source earthquake loss assessment. This tool incorporates lessons learned during the 10 years of practice. Its data base on world population seems to be superior to any other such database. It contains about 2 million settlements. (Duration 2003 to 2013).

  REAL-TIME LOSS TOOL, QLARM. The JTI Founbdation has funded a three year project with the aims of supporting the alert service, of updating and enhancing the word data sets used by QLARM, the construction of which was funded by JTI Foundation, and to disseminate our advances in reducing earthquake risk and developing a culture of earthquake awareness. (Duration 2011-2014)  

RISK ANALYSES have been carried out to estimate losses that have to be expected in potential future earthquakes in the Himalayas, the United Arab Emirates, Myanmar, Southern Sumatra, Central Chile, Luzon and Lima Peru. This work predicted the extent of the losses sustained in the Kashmir M7.6 earthquake of October 2005. (See publication list). 


VALIDATION OF BUILDING STOCK PROPERTIES derived from satellite or aerial photography is one of the major contributions WAPMERR is expected to deliver in the project Inventory Data Capture Tools (IDCT). This project is sponsored by the Global Earthquake Model Foundation and is lead by ImmageCat. (Duration 2010-2013).


DETAILED EARTHQUAKE SCENARIOS is the chief contribution WAPMERR will deliver to the consortium executing the project Data and Procedures in Large-Scale Multinational Disaster Response Actions (IDIRA). This project is sponsored by the European Union and is lead by the Frauenhofer Society. (Duration 2011-2013).


A SECOND GENERATION OPEN SOURCE LOSS ESTIMATING TOOL, QLARM, has been constructed to estimate losses after earthquakes worldwide. Databanks on population by settlements and for building properties have been updated. Qualified users may contact Max Wyss for access. This project  was sponsored by the Japan Tobacco International Foundation. (See publication list, duration 2007-2010).


EARTHQUAKE PREDICTION RESEARCH IN ICELAND: WAPMERR's part of the EU-funded project PREPARED was to analyze seismicity patterns before the two large main shocks that occurred in June 2000 in southern Iceland . (See publication list, duration 2003 to 2005)


RESEARCH ON RELATIONSHIP OF SEISMICITY PATTERNS WITH EARTH TRANSIENTS: WAPMERR's part of the EU-funded project 3-HAZ in the Gulf of Corinth wass to analyze seismicity patterns. (See publication list, duration 2004 to 2007).


WAPMERR has been a partner in the team to carry out the EU Project TRANSFER, to assess Tsunami hazards and risks in European seas. (Duration 2006 to 2009).


WAPMERR has been a partner in the team to carry out the EU Project SAFER, to develop methods of early warning. (See publication list, duration 2006 to 2009).


WAPMERR, in cooperation with the Department of Science and Technology Government of India under the Indo-Russian Program of Cooperation in Science and Technology, developed a team project aimed at reducing the seismic and tsunami risk in India: ‘Earthquake and Tsunami Management System for Government of India'. The creation of a REAL TIME MONITORING 3D Geographical Information System (GIS) for Zone I of Delhi is one of the outcomes of this cooperation. (Duration 2006 to 2008).

SEISMIC HAZARD ANALYSES FOR HYDROCARBON FIELDS were performed for a major oil company. (Duration 2003).
EARTHQUAKE PREDICTION RESEARCH based on the seismic quiescence hypothesis has yielded two examples of clear precursors on Sakhalin Island . (Duration 2003 to 2009).
Tsunamis are among the most dangerous and complex natural phenomena, being responsible for great losses of life and extensive destruction of property in many coastal areas of the World Ocean . TSUNAMI HAZARD ASSESSMENT PROJECT FOR THE INDIAN OCEAN (THAP/IND) is intended to develop a modern method applicable to the long- term tsunami risk assessment problem for areas with different levels of tsunami hazard.