EM-DAT: International Disaster Database

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Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: OFDA/CRED
Publication_Date: Unknown
Title: EM-DAT: International Disaster Database
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Series_Information:
Series_Name: International Disaster Database
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Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Brussels, Belgium
Publisher: Universite Catholique de Louvain
Other_Citation_Details:
Online_Linkage: http://www.cred.be/emdat
Description:
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). The main objective of the database is to serve the purposes of humanitarian action at national and international levels. It is an initiative aimed to rationalise decision making for disaster preparedness, as well as providing an objective base for vulnerability assessment and priority setting. For example, it allows on to decide whether floods in a given country are more significant in terms of its human impact than earthquakes or whether a country is more vulnerable than another for computing resources is. EMDAT contains essential core data on the occurrence and effects of over 12,000 mass disasters in the world from 1900 to present. The database is compiled from various sources, including UN agencies, non-governmental organisations, insurance companies, research institutes and press agencies. The database includes disaster information for countries and regions classified by disaster type including natural, technological and conflict disasters. Types of information include estimated damage, number of person killed or injured, persons displaced or affected, location, geospatial coordinates and scale.
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Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19000101
Ending_Date: Unknown
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: In Work
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -180.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 180.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 90.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -90.0
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ANCILLARY KEYWORDS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: DATA SET LANGUAGE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA > CYCLONES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA > DROUGHT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA > HURRICANES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA > MONSOONS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA > STORMS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA > TORNADOES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA > TYPHOONS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS > BIOCHEMICAL RELEASE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS > CHEMICAL SPILLS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > PUBLIC HEALTH > DISEASES/EPIDEMICS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > NATURAL HAZARDS > BIOLOGICAL HAZARDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > NATURAL HAZARDS > WILDFIRES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > NATURAL HAZARDS > EARTHQUAKES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > NATURAL HAZARDS > FLOODS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SNOW/ICE > FREEZE/THAW
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SURFACE WATER > FLOODS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > EROSION/SEDIMENTATION > LANDSLIDES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SOLID EARTH > TECTONICS > EARTHQUAKES > EARTHQUAKE OCCURRENCES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SOLID EARTH > TECTONICS > VOLCANIC ACTIVITY > ERUPTION DYNAMICS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SOLID EARTH > TECTONICS > VOLCANIC ACTIVITY > ERUPTION DYNAMICS > ASH/DUST COMPOSITION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > PUBLIC HEALTH > DISEASES/EPIDEMICS > EPIDEMIOLOGY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > NATURAL HAZARDS > SEVERE STORMS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > NATURAL HAZARDS > TORNADOES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > NATURAL HAZARDS > TROPICAL CYCLONES > CYCLONES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > NATURAL HAZARDS > TROPICAL CYCLONES > HURRICANES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > NATURAL HAZARDS > TROPICAL CYCLONES > TYPHOONS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > SOCIAL BEHAVIOR > VULNERABILITY LEVELS/INDEX
Theme_Keyword: Chemical Spills
Theme_Keyword: Cold Wave
Theme_Keyword: Conflict Disasters
Theme_Keyword: Conflict Hazards
Theme_Keyword: Disasters
Theme_Keyword: Epidemic
Theme_Keyword: Extreme Temperature
Theme_Keyword: Hazards
Theme_Keyword: Heat Wave
Theme_Keyword: Insect Infestation
Theme_Keyword: Natural Disasters
Theme_Keyword: Natural Hazards
Theme_Keyword: Radiation
Theme_Keyword: Technological Disasters
Theme_Keyword: Technological Hazards
Theme_Keyword: Wildfires
Theme_Keyword: Windstorm
Theme_Keyword: CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
Theme_Keyword: ENVIRONMENT
Theme_Keyword: GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
Theme_Keyword: HEALTH
Theme_Keyword: INLAND WATERS
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL
Access_Constraints: Not Available
Use_Constraints:
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
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Logical_Consistency_Report:
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Completeness_Report:
Not Available
Lineage:
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Process_Description:
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Process_Date: Unknown
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Spatial_Reference_Information:
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: CRED > Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters
Contact_Person: D. GUHA-SAPIR
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters
Address: School of Public Health
Address: Universite Catholique de Louvain (UCL)
Address: 30.94 Clos Chapelle-aux-Champs
City: Brussels
Postal_Code: 1200
Country: Belgium
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +32 (0) 2 764.33.27
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +32 (0) 2 764.34.41
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: cred@epid.ucl.ac.be
Resource_Description: CRED
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: ASCII
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.cred.be
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.cred.be
Access_Instructions:
CRED Home Page and access to the EM-DAT database
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.usaid.gov/hum_response/ofda/
Access_Instructions:
OFDA Home Page
Fees: None
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20000824
Metadata_Review_Date: 20121102
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: GCMD User Support Office
Contact_Organization: NASA Global Change Master Directory
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Not Available
City: Lanham
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20706
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: Not Available
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: gcmduso@gcmd.gsfc.nasa.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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