UN unveils new Global Risk Data Platform
The United Nations and its partners are presenting an innovative new portal for disaster risk-management data on 19 June. The launch will take place at
the Second Session of the Global Platform on Disaster Reduction, which is
being held in Geneva from 16 to 19 June.
Global Risk Data Platform map showing tropical cyclone footprint.
The Global Risk Data Platform portal provides mapping and graphical tools
that allow the user to visualize, download or manipulate data on natural
hazards, human and economic vulnerability, and risk. The user can perform
zooms, pan to a particular area, and add different layers of general data,
such as cities and national parks. Layers of natural hazards can be added
for both events and yearly averages for tropical cyclones, droughts,
earthquakes, biomass fires, floods, landslides and tsunamis. Different
backgrounds can be chosen to highlight particular variables, such as
population distribution, GDP per capita, elevation and land cover.
The Platform has been created and hosted by UNEP/GRID-Europe for the UNISDR
for direct access