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Portals of the Disaster Risk Management Unit

The Disaster Risk Management Unit operates a series of Web Mapping services allowing professionals and citizens to assess the impact of disasters and prepare for the surprises nature and also our own behavior prepares for us. The following table lists the various operational sites, in addition we also deliver reference data, data required to position disasters and their impact. In this overview image of the water cycle you can access the various systems in their context, it is when the cycle delivers too much or not enough water according to the capacity of the landscape.
Storms Floods Droughts Wild Fires Quackes Heatwaves
Disaster TypeLinkScope
Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Hurricanes Global Disaster Alert and Coordination SystemWorld
DroughtsGlobal Drought ObservatoryWorld
FloodsEuropean Flood Awareness SystemEurope
Floods Global Flood Awareness SystemWorld
FiresEuropean Forest Fire Information SystemEurope
FiresGlobal Wild Fire Information SystemWorld
HumansIndex for Risk ManagementWorld
MiningKimberly Process Management SystemWorld
Reference DataLinkScope
Watersheds, Rivers, CoastlinesCatchment Characterization and Modelling CCMEurope
Projected StormsurgeLarge Scale Integrated Sea-level and Coastal Assessment ToolEurope
Financial Aid EU Aid ExplorerWorld
ConstructionsGlobal Human Settlement LayerWorld
ConflictsGlobal Conflict Risk IndexWorld
OtherLinkScope
Satellite ImageryEmergency Management ServiceGlobal
Knowledge CentreDisaster Risk ManagementOrganisational
Scientific CommunityGlobal Floods PartnershipsOrganisational
RisksDisaster Risk ReductionWorld
VulnerabilitiesGlobal VulnerabilitiesWorld
ArchiveDigital Mapping ArchiveWorld
EFAS Logo GDACS Logo INFORM Logo Copernicus Logo GHSL Logo
Our systems are used by Emergency Services in order to asses the impact and the strategy to cope with the disaster. Teams of relief workers of EU member states are brought in and emergency funds can be made available. Insurance companies use our systems as a second opinion and so do citizens in their shared quest to continue after the disaster and agree on the extent of the damage. Most systems can be accessed, instantly or after requesting an account and asserting a formal responsibility in the emergency process.
For more information or to leave feedback
please contact Alfred de Jager