In Groningen, earthquakes are a sensitive subject. For this reason, a special website was developed to provide information about earthquakes, dialogue, claims adjustment, preventative measures and research: www.NAMplatform.nl.
One section of the online NAM platform is the Facts and Figures dashboard, which was developed by MCW.
Although the Netherlands is never likely to suffer from earthquakes on a scale similar to the western US or Japan, the country does experience several dozen small earthquakes every year. In the north of the Netherlands, these tremors are induced, caused by extraction of natural gas in the region. These tremors can damage houses. If this happens, the Dutch oil company NAM provides compensation for the damage.
Although earthquakes are unpredictable - and unfortunately unavoidable in Groningen - NAM wishes to communicate as openly as possible about the issue. This involves separating facts from emotions and helping those affected as efficiently as possible.