Developing a large-scale dataset of flood fatalities for territories in the Euro-Mediterranean region, FFEM-DB

Katerina Papagiannaki, Olga Petrucci, Michalis Diakakis, Vassiliki Kotroni, Luigi Aceto, Cinzia Bianchi, Rudolf Brázdil, Miquel Grimalt Gelabert, Moshe Inbar, Abdullah Kahraman, Özgenur Kılıç, Astrid Krahn, Heidi Kreibich, Maria Carmen Llasat, Montserrat Llasat-Botija, Neil Macdonald, Mariana Madruga de Brito, Michele Mercuri, Susana Pereira, Jan ŘehořJoan Rossello Geli, Paola Salvati, Freddy Vinet, José Luis Zêzere

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This data paper describes the multinational Database of Flood Fatalities from the Euro-Mediterranean region FFEM-DB that hosts data of 2,875 flood fatalities from 12 territories (nine of which represent entire countries) in Europe and the broader Mediterranean region from 1980 to 2020. The FFEM-DB database provides data on fatalities’ profiles, location, and contributing circumstances, allowing researchers and flood risk managers to explore demographic, behavioral, and situational factors, as well as environmental features of flood-related mortality. The standardized data collection and classification methodology enable comparison between regions beyond administrative boundaries. The FFEM-DB is expandable, regularly updated, publicly available, and with anonymized data. The key advantages of the FFEM-DB compared to existing datasets containing flood fatalities are its high level of detail, data accuracy, record completeness, and the large sample size from an extended area.

Original languageEnglish
Article number166
JournalScientific data
Issue number1
StatePublished - 12 Apr 2022

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  • Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty


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