Data Viewers

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Open access, online data viewers present hazard, disaster, and risk data in an easily accessible manner.

Open access, online data viewers present hazard, disaster, and risk data in an easily accessible manner. They provide portals for accessing and exporting data, statistics, and/or maps, and visualizing data, such as through web GIS or real time monitoring. Often data viewers are interactive, providing users the opportunity to tailor representations of data or risks.

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GAR 2015 Risk Data Platform CAPRAViewer

Provided by: UNISDR

This platform is a multiple agencies effort to share spatial data information on global risk from natural hazards, developed to support the 2015 Global Assessment Report (UNISDR, 2015). Data on past hazardous events, human & economical hazard exposure, and risk from natural hazards is available to be visualised, downloaded or extracted. It covers tropical cyclones, earthquakes, storm surges, drought, floods, landslides, tsunamis, and volcanic eruptions.

scope Global

access Open

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Global Risk Data Platform: PREVIEW

Provided by: UNEP/GRID-Geneva

The PREVIEW Global Risk Data Platform is a multiple agencies effort to share spatial data information on global risk from natural hazards. Users can visualise, download or extract data on past hazardous events, human & economical hazard exposure, and risk from natural hazards. It covers tropical cyclones and related storm surges, drought, earthquakes, biomass fires, floods, landslides, tsunamis, and volcanic eruptions. The collection of data is made via a wide range of partners. This was developed as a support to the Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction (GAR) and replace the previous PREVIEW platform already available since 2000.

scope Global

access Open

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Pacific Catastrophe Risk Assessment and Financing Initiative (PCRAFI)

Provided by: SOPAC/SPC, World Bank, and the Asian Development Bank

The map viewer on the PCRAFI website contains information generated from ten thousand simulations of potential future annual tropical cyclone and earthquake activity in the Pacific Region. Detailed exposure information of 15 Pacific Island Countries and the impact of historical events were used to derive risk estimates in terms of monetary loss and casualties.

scope National: Pacific Islands

access Open

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Natural Disaster Hotspots

Provided by: Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC)

The global risk levels of two disaster-related outcomes (mortality and economic losses) were estimated by combining hazard exposure with historical vulnerability for two indicators of elements at risk-gridded population and Gross Domestic Product (GDP) per unit area. Six natural hazards are included in this assessment: earthquakes, volcanoes, landslides, floods, drought, and cyclones. Risk is represented relatively for each grid cell, rather than for countries as a whole, based on population densities. However, hazard loss data used to calculate risk was represented at the national level.

scope Global

access Open

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Global Hazard Atlas

Provided by: Pacific Disaster Center

This data viewer allows access to near real-time and historical data on natural hazards around the globe-including tropical cyclones, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, tsunamis, floods, and wildfires. Users can combine this hazard data with a range other information such as population, infrastructure, and critical facilities.

scope Global

access Open

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Aqueduct Global Flood Analyzer

Provided by: World Resources Institute

The Aqueduct Global Flood Analyzer is a web-based interactive platform which measures river flood impacts by urban damage, affected GDP, and affected population at the country, state, and river basin scale across the globe. It also allows users to project future flood risk with three climate and socio-economic change scenarios.

scope Global

access Open

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The Global Integrated Drought Monitoring and Prediction System (GIDMaPS)

Provided by: University of California, Irvine

The Global Integrated Drought Monitoring and Prediction System (GIDMaPS) is a drought monitoring and prediction system that provides near real-time drought information based on multiple drought indicators and input data sets. Drought indicators include the Standardized Precipitation Index (SPI), the Standardized Soil Moisture Index (SSI), and the Multivariate Standardized Drought Index (MSDI).

scope Global

access Open

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NOAA Natural Hazards Viewer

Provided by: National Centers for Environmental Information, NOAA

The NOAA Natural Hazards Viewer allows spatial visualisation of tsunami events, tsunami observations, significant earthquakes, and significant volcanic eruptions. Data is sourced from the National Geophysical Data Center, which archives and assimilates tsunami, earthquake and volcano data to support research, planning, response and mitigation.

scope Global

access Open

VIEW WEBSITE

EDITED 12 NOV 2015 BY: PREVENTIONWEB EDITOR