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To get a feel of the tools we are developing and see if they can help to achieve your goals, we would like to help you get started.

Who uses the tools? 

  • The OpenQuake Engine is already being tested/used by hundreds of users from all parts of the world. Several scientific programmes, such as SHARE and EMME, are using the software for advanced calculations in the region. Individuals scientists have been using the tools for their projects and even students are starting to work with it. Read some of the stories on the use of OpenQuake and check out the latest news.   
  • The OpenQuake Platform builds on Geonode. There is close collaboration between GEM's Model Facility team and the Geonode developers. 

How to use the OpenQuake Engine? 

From the various OpenQuake tools, the core of the platform, the OpenQuake Engine, can already be used, as well a few tools for modelling seismic hazard. The tools have no graphical user-interface at the moment, so you use them through commands. 

Because the tools go through continuous iteration and improvement, they are not yet packaged as one software, we have set up a dedicated web-service that allows you to run OpenQuake without having to install anything. 

>> Read how to get started under Engine.

For those that would like to work with the OpenQuake Engine, but cannot use our online web-service OATS, because you lack a stable internet connection, we can provide you with the files for the latest standalone version. Because the file is almost 2GB, we will not post them here for download, but you can write for more information and requests.

Facilitated by the manuals, instructions and commands you can find in the documentation page of the support section, you can now start to explore the tools.   

Details for developers

Developers can find information and links to the repositories, detailed technical documentation and bug-trackers here. From UI-expert to scientific programmers, we are keen on hearing from (open-source) developers worldwide and to see if we can develop some pieces of our tools and the platform together.