On Thursday 10th September the EFEHR Consortium successfully hosted its first scientific webinar on the European seismic hazard and risk models (ESHM20 and ESRM20), as well as its first General Assembly meeting. The webinar was attended by almost 150 participants and started with an introductory presentation by the Chair of the EFEHR Consortium, Fabrice Cotton, followed by summary presentations on ESHM20 (by Laurentiu Danciu, EFEHR Secretary) and ESRM20 (by Helen Crowley, EFEHR ExeCom member). The slides from the webinar are now available to download from the following links:
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The first General Assembly of the EFEHR Consortium led to the approval of an additional 8 new voting members to the Consortium, and important discussions and decisions related to the EFEHR data policy and the activities of the EFEHR Consortium over the next 12 months. It was agreed that the EFEHR Consortium should promote the use of Creative Commons Attribution licenses (CC-BY 4.0) amongst the community of data providers for the European seismic hazard and risk models. There was also an agreement that the Consortium, and its Executive Committee, should focus over the coming months on releasing ESHM20 and ESRM20 and developing the associated services that will provide access to the products of these models, as well as the individual components and all of the input files and associated documentation. Subsequently, the focus will be shifted towards the resources and services needed for future research and development of these models.