COLLECTION

River Flood Hazard Maps at European and Global Scale

Acronym: FLOODS

Description

The datasets included in this collection depict flood prone areas in Europe and the World for river flood events of different magnitude

(from 1-in-10-year to 1-in-500-year). The maps have been developed using hydrological and hydrodynamic models, driven by the climatological data of the European and Global Flood Awareness Systems (EFAS and GloFAS). European-scale maps comprise most of the geographical Europe and all the river basins entering the Mediterranean and Black Seas in the Caucasus, Middle East and Northern Africa countries.

All maps are in raster format (GEOTIF) with a grid resolution of 100m (European-scale maps) and 30 arcseconds (global-scale maps). The maps can be used to assess the exposure of population and economic assets to river floods, and to perform flood risk assessments. More information can be found in the references mentioned in the description of each dataset. The collection also includes supplementary maps showing the river network and the water bodies considered in the creation of the flood maps IMPORTANT NOTE: all the maps in this collection are based on JRC elaborations and are not official flood hazard maps (for details and limitations please refer to related publications).

Contact

Email
francesco.dottori (at) ec.europa.eu

Science Areas

Environment and climate change Safety and security

Datasets (8)

DATASET | Last updated:
Map of permanent water bodies of the World

The map represents permanent water bodies at global scale (lakes and reservoirs), derived from a corrected version of the Global Lakes and Wetlands Database. Resolution is 30 arcs...

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Flood hazard map of the World - 100-year return period

The map depicts flood prone areas at global scale for flood events with 100-year return period. Resolution is 30 arcseconds (approx. 1km). Cell values indicate water depth (in m). ...

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Flood hazard map of the World - 10-year return period

The map depicts flood prone areas at global scale for flood events with 10-year return period. Resolution is 30 arcseconds (approx. 1km). Cell values indicate water depth (in m). T...

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Flood hazard map of the World - 200-year return period

The map depicts flood prone areas at global scale for flood events with 200-year return period. Resolution is 30 arcseconds (approx. 1km). Cell values indicate water depth (in m). ...

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Flood hazard map of the World - 20-year return period

The map depicts flood prone areas at global scale for flood events with 20-year return period. Resolution is 30 arcseconds (approx. 1km). Cell values indicate water depth (in m). T...

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Flood hazard map of the World - 500-year return period

The map depicts flood prone areas at global scale for flood events with 500-year return period. Resolution is 30 arcseconds (approx. 1km). Cell values indicate water depth (in m). ...

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Flood hazard map of the World - 50-year return period

The map depicts flood prone areas at global scale for flood events with 50-year return period. Resolution is 30 arcseconds (approx. 1km). Cell values indicate water depth (in m). T...

Additional information

Published by
European Commission, Joint Research Centre
Created date
2018-12-14
Modified date
2021-01-11
Landing page
https://ec.europa.eu/jrc/en/research-topic/floods