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Disaster Loss and Damage Data

Upcoming Workshops

21-22 November 2015 (Ispra, Italy)

  • Review of loss data of 6 countries provided according to guidelines 
  • Coordination for Sendai discussions on targets 1-4 
  • Beyond minimum requirements: quantifying indirect economic loss 
  • Standard EU form for event-based loss data recording

In the second 2015 workshop of the technical working group on disaster loss data, we will address (1) evaluation of the guidelines for sharing loss data with practical examples and with the Sendai discussions, (2) discuss loss data collection and sharing beyond the minimum requirements.

More information will be available closer to the meeting.

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Contact: tom.de-groeve@jrc.ec.europa.eu.

Meetings

30-31 March 2015 (Ispra, Italy)

  • Disaster loss data recording and loss data collection at local level

23-24 October 2014 (Brussels, Belgium)

  • State of the art of disaster loss data recording in the EU: progress towards EU guidelines

19-20 May 2014 (Ispra, Italy)

  • IRDR DATA Working Group (Third Expert Meeting)

21 May 2014 (Ispra, Italy)

  • Second Technical Workshop on Recording Disaster Losses in the EU

13-14 February 2014 (Ispra, Italy)

  • Technical Workshop on Recording Disaster Losses in the EU

15 November 2013 (Brussels, Belgium).

  • International Loss Data Recording: Where are we going?

WORKSHOP ON INTERNATIONAL LOSS DATA RECORDING: WHERE ARE WE GOING?

Rue Joseph-II, 79 - Brussels, 15 November 2013

The one-day workshop on international loss data recording organised by the European Commission gathered representatives of Member States (MS), the private sector, academia, international organisations and staff from Commission services. Presentations were given on the various tools currently used to record loss data and provided an opportunity for comments and remarks on the recently-published JRC Scientific and Policy Report 'Recording Disaster Losses: Recommendations for a European approach' (2013). Member States were also given the floor to present a state of play of current activities in the field of loss data recording.

Outcomes

The concluding remarks by the European Commission commended the presentations and discussions held and underlined the relevance of learning more about national initiatives in the field of data loss recording. It will be important to follow the developments in MS, particularly those having presented their initiatives as well as non-European countries such as the US, Albania and Serbia.

Roadmap

The Commission stressed the importance of the road map for future work on loss data recording

  • A technical meeting to be held on 13-14 February 2014 to discuss loss data recording at country level. This session should focus more on discussions as the necessary introductory presentations have been made in this workshop. It should also remain technical in its focus, looking at details of existing databases and technical issues like for example hazard classification and event identification numbers. Finally, points were made that the next technical meeting should seek ways to better link providers of data with those compiling the databases; and focus on the need for greater institutionalisation in the use and management of databases. 
  • Another technical meeting will be held on 21 May 2014 back-to-back with IRDR to look at international and longer-term issues (such as the launch of new WMO standards?) and other technical issues. 
  • A third meeting will be held in November 2014 to review the past year's actions and identify deliverables that could then inform the EU discussions/contributions on post-HFA.

Meeting documents

 TitleModified DateSizeDescriptionClicks
Minutes of the meeting12/3/2013231.81 KBThe concluding remarks by the European Commission once again commended the presentations and discussions held and underlined the relevance of learning more about national initiatives in the field of data loss recording. It will be important to follow the 347
Database Technical Sheets1/13/2014753.58 KBA collection of forms describing technical features of all databases presented at the workshop (zipped file)191
Agenda12/3/2013232.94 KBInternational loss data recording: Where are we going? Brussels, European Response and Coordination Centre, rue Joseph-II, 79, 15 November 2013 284