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NatCatSERVICE Database - YEAR of LAUNCH (2004)


NatCatSERVICE is a global natural catastrophe loss database provided by re-insurance company Munich Re.

It is one of the world's most comprehensive databases on natural hazard-based disasters with more than 28 000 entries. It is based on over 200 sources worldwide, including news agencies, insurance companies, international agencies (UN, EU, Red Cross, etc.), scientific sources and weather and warning services.

Every year it records between 600 and 900 hazardous events. It keeps track of all loss events concerning natural hazards that have resulted in material or human losses.

You can find annual statistics from 2004 onwards, informative maps, Focus Analyses and comprehensive basic knowledge in Touch Natural Hazards. A selection of analyses can also be accessed.

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Munich Re


insurance, natural hazards

Climate impacts

Flooding, Sea Level Rise, Storms


Adaptation Measures and Actions


Disaster Risk Reduction, Financial, Health

Geographic characterisation


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