EM-DAT: The Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters (CRED) International Disaster Database
Entry ID: CRED

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Summary
Abstract: Since 1988 the WHO Collaborating Centre for Research on the
Epidemiology of Disasters (CRED) has been maintaining an Emergency
Events Database - EM-DAT. EM-DAT was created with the initial support
of the WHO and the Belgian Government. EM-DAT is supported by the
U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Office of
U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA).

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Related URL
Description: CRED Home Page and access to the EM-DAT database

Description: OFDA Home Page
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 90.0   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: OFDA/CRED
Dataset Title: EM-DAT: International Disaster Database
Dataset Series Name: International Disaster Database
Dataset Release Place: Brussels, Belgium
Dataset Publisher: Universite Catholique de Louvain
Online Resource: http://www.cred.be/emdat
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1900-01-01
Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA > CYCLONES Parameter Definition
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA > DROUGHT Parameter Definition
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Data Set Progress
IN WORK
Originating Center
Data Center
Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.cred.be

Data Center Personnel
Name: D. GUHA-SAPIR
Phone: +32 (0) 2 764.33.27
Fax: +32 (0) 2 764.34.41
Email: cred at epid.ucl.ac.be
Contact Address:
Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters
School of Public Health
Universite Catholique de Louvain (UCL)
30.94 Clos Chapelle-aux-Champs
City: Brussels
Postal Code: 1200
Country: Belgium
Distribution
Distribution Media: WWW
Distribution Format: ASCII
Fees: none
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2000-08-24
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-11-02
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