Articles | Volume 10, issue 1
16 Mar 2018
 | 16 Mar 2018

HANZE: a pan-European database of exposure to natural hazards and damaging historical floods since 1870

Dominik Paprotny, Oswaldo Morales-Nápoles, and Sebastiaan N. Jonkman

Data sets

HANZE: Historical Analysis of Natural Hazards in Europe D. Paprotny

Short summary
Natural hazards affect areas with various population density, economic production value and preparedness. This database will help to assess the impact of hazards in Europe in a long-term perspective. It contains data on losses, dates and location of 1564 floods from 1870–2016 in 37 countries. For the same area and timeframe, land use, population and asset value were reconstructed. Combining both data sets, one can correct the amount of losses from past events for demographic and economic growth.