Resilience, Crowdsourcing and Open Source, Disaster Risk Reduction and 4 MoreSEE ALL
Resilience, Crowdsourcing and Open Source, Disaster Risk Reduction, Humanitarian Assistance, Response Technologies, Citizen Participation and TechnologySEE LESS
Chile and Mexico
Chile and MexicoSEE LESS
Earthquakes kill 13000 people every year and devastate economies. Children particularly are emotionally affected by earthquakes and the uncertainty of the next big event. Earthquakes impact developing economies greater than developed economies due to poor construction, weak government response, and lack of infrastructure for relief efforts.
Grillo has created a complete earthquake early-warning system ('OpenEEW') and deployed in Mexico and Chile. This provides up to 90 seconds of advance warning, depending on the location of the earthquake. This is the first EEW to be deployed internationally. Earthquakes do not respect geopolitical borders, and so this solution will help monitor seismic activity and broadcast the life-saving warnings to communities around the world.
|Projected Cumulative Lives Impacted||1,000,000|
|New Implemented Countries||Guatemala, Ecuador, Colombia, Chile, Peru, Nepal, Turkey|
Grillo's team is composed mainly of scientists, with a total of 5 PhDs. Our team includes prominent seismologists from Mexico's UNAM university, as well as US-based. The chairman of our board is Gary Hattem, who for over 20 years ran the Deutsche Bank Foundation as President. The CEO is Andres Meira who previously lived and worked in Haiti for the Clinton Foundation, delivering important resiliency projects following the 2010 earthquake.
EXECUTIVE TEAM INCLUDES WOMEN AND YOUTH