Marco Pagani

Marco Pagani, currently serves as a member of the Executive Committee and coordinator of hazard activities at the Global Earthquake Model (GEM). He has over 10 years of experience in Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Analysis (PSHA), seismic input building, seismic microzonation and exploratory data analysis. Dr. Pagani has been involved in a number of Italian and international research projects dealing with seismic hazard analysis as well as consultancy projects for seismic hazard assessment of critical facilities in Italy and abroad, such as, for example the post-event microzonation projects in the Umbria and Marche regions struck by the 1997 earthquake sequence. As part of his current duties, he’s engaged in a number of international PSHA projects in different parts of the World. Dr. Pagani received a Masters degree in Geological Sciences and a PhD degree in Earth Sciences from the Università degli Studi di Milano. Before joining the GEM Secretariat in Pavia (Italy), he worked in two Research Institutes of the Italian National Research Council, at the Centre d'études techniques de l'Équipement in Nice (France) and at the Swiss Seismological Service of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (SED-ETH). Currently his major research interests are the creation of PSHA Input Models combining different information (e.g. seismicity, tectonics and geodesy), the development of advanced PSHA calculation methodologies and their incorporation into the OpenQuake-engine (the hazard and risk calculation engine developed by the Global Earthquake Model). Dr. Pagani is currently serving as a reviewer for a number of international scientific journals and as a convener for a different international scientific conferences. During his academic career he produced a number of publications appearing in international peer reviewed journals and books.
Areas of interest / Expertise:
  • Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Assessment