Based in Victoria, BC, Canada, Onur Seemann Consulting, Inc. specializes in earthquake hazard assessment, catastrophe risk estimation and disaster risk management. The two principal consultants, Drs. Onur and Seemann, work with associates to address challenges and provide robust solutions to their clients. They continue to be actively engaged in research, teaching, training, and supervising graduate research.



Tuna Onur, Ph.D.

Dr. Onur is a catastrophe risk consultant specializing in the modelling and communication of seismic hazard, structural vulnerabilities and financial losses both nationally and internationally. She has over 20 years of experience in all aspects of earthquake risk estimation and currently serves on the National Building Code of Canada's Standing Committee on Earthquake Design. Her professional experience includes both private and public sector positions as earthquake hazard researcher, as lead earthquake modeller, and as a subject matter expert advising engineering firms, governments, the insurance industry and financial regulatory agencies. Dr. Onur is also involved in various capacity building initiatives integrating probabilistic seismic hazard assessment in Middle Eastern and Central Asian countries. She teaches earthquake engineering at the University of Victoria and continues to be actively involved in seismic risk research.



Mark Seemann, Ph.D., ARM, CEM

Dr. Seemann is an internationally certified risk and emergency manager. With over twenty years experience in public safety, his work centres on strengthening community resilience through the comprehensive management of disaster risk exposures. He has worked for state/provincial and national governments in Canada and the United States, and brings extensive private and public sector operational, policy and planning experience to local, regional, national and international risk reduction initiatives. Dr. Seemann maintains membership in several professional associations and currently serves as a Director of the Canadian Risk and Hazards Network. He teaches emergency and disaster management at Royal Roads University and supervises graduate research in earthquakes, disaster perception and disaster risk management at the University of Victoria.