EM-DAT License

1 dataset

The EM-DAT database is protected by law (30 June 1994) and copyright (31 August 1998). EM-DAT was created in 1988 at the Université Catholique de Louvain by researchers at the Centre de Recherche sur l’Epidemiologie des Desastres – Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters (CRED). The database was set up with the support of the WHO and the Belgian government. Since 1999, CRED has received support from the Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) of the US Agency for International Development (USAID). The Université Catholique de Louvain holds the copyright for the database.

The EM-DAT database has been made available for unrestricted access free of charge by UCL so that anyone with a query can obtain information.

The reproduction and communication of the information obtained using the EM-DAT is authorised by any means and in all forms, provided that the source is mentioned clearly as follows:

“EM-DAT: The OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database – – Université Catholique de Louvain – Brussels – Belgium."

  • Disasters worldwide from 1900-2008

    Free Download — Disaster data from 1900 – 2008, organized by start and end date, country (and sub-location), disaster type (and sub-type), disaster name, cost, and persons killed and affected by the disaster. Create disaster data trend reporting, based on geography, frequency, date or nature of the event. Design a visualization or time lapse illustrating disaster events around the ...