Since 1974, Munich Re has been systematically recording events and loss data from around the world. This unique natural hazard archive then developed into one of the world’s most extensive databases on natural catastrophe losses, NatCatSERVICE. The database forms the basis for a wide range of information, tools and services for risk assessment. NatCatSERVICE is a reliable source of data, providing loss information on both current and historical events. Thanks to its detailed database structure, it can also offer many different types of analysis.
Up to now, a lot of information has been accessible from our download library. The NatCatSERVICE
online tool now offers a variety of additional options for individual analysis, allowing users to filter the precise information that interests them. In developing the tool, special emphasis was placed on ensuring flexibility, ease of use and speed. The detailed view of the different assessments, including the world map, leads into a clearly structured representation with a variety of options.
Information for analysis is available from 1980 up to the present day, but you can also view shorter periods, down to individual years. In terms of geographical coverage, there is a choice between the global view and analyses for each continent. The temporal and regional coverage, and also the types of event, can be combined with one another in different ways. The tool also provides the option of creating hazard-specific evaluations. These include analyses of severe weather, winter storms, tropical cyclones and earthquakes, both worldwide and for individual countries. There are also data on aspects such as insurance penetration in different countries. The results can be shown in the form of frequency statistics, loss amounts and pie charts, as well as tables and maps, and can be downloaded as a PDF. Results from the analyses can be shared directly on social networks.