The GAR Risk Atlas

The GAR Risk Atlas contributes to unveiling the hidden risk in national economies and their urban centres.
Building on a multi-year effort by a consortium of leading scientific institutions coordinated by UNISDR, it provides a global vision of where and how disaster risk can undermine development.
It estimates the probability of future disaster losses in the built environment for five major hazards (earthquakes, tsunamis, riverine floods, and tropical cyclones - winds and storm surge) and for every country and territory in the world and represents the results using robust risk metrics such as Average Annual Loss (AAL) and Probable Maximum Loss (PML).

The GAR Risk Atlas (special report of the GAR series) presents the fully updated results of the global risk assessment in a visually appealing and innovative manner.

Risk is real. Although we cannot readily see risk, we can measure it by understanding how the probability of damaging winds, floods, or shaking compounds with the exposure of settlements and livelihoods and lives. Using vulnerability functions that link the hazard to the damage, we can calculate and map risk.

Robert Muir-Wood Chief Research Officer, RMS