This application is the new generation of PREVIEW initiated in 1999 by UNEP/GRID-Geneva. The Global Risk Data Platform has now evolved following all standards for Spatial Data Infrastructures (SDI) and providing all the webservices in compliance with the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC).
The data presented here benefited from new developments made for the Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction version 2009 and updated for the 2011 & 2013 versions.
The outcomes presented in this application were developed by a large, interdisciplinary group of researchers from around the world, makes global disaster risk more visible - a key step towards mobilizing the political and economic commitment needed to reduce it.
Methodologies on hazards modeling were review by a team of 24 independent experts selected by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the United Nations Education and Scientific Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
The Global Risk Data Platform allows the visualisation of data on natural hazards, exposure (both human and economical) and risk. Users may perform zooms, pan to a particular area, add different layers of general data including cities, national parks, etc... Different backgrounds can be chosen to highlight different components reflecting vulnerability, such as population distribution, GDP per capita, elevation, landcover. Layers of natural hazards can be added for both events and yearly average for tropical cyclones, droughts, earthquakes, biomass fires, floods, landslides and tsunamis.
The users can visualise, download or use the data live in a GIS software
Created and hosted by UNEP/GRID-Geneva. Supported by UNISDR.