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

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Abdullah KahramanORCiD



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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.

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Author(s): Papagiannaki K, Petrucci O, Diakakis M, Kotroni V, Aceto L, Bianchi C, Brazdil R, Gelabert MG, Inbar M, Kahraman A, Kilic O, Krahn A, Kreibich H, Llasat MC, Llasat-Botija M, MacDonald N, deBrito MM, Mercuri M, Pereira SS, Rehor J, Geli JR, Salvati P, Vinet F, Zezere JL

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Scientific Data

Year: 2022

Volume: 9

Pages: 1-14

Online publication date: 12/04/2022

Acceptance date: 23/03/2022

Date deposited: 12/04/2022

ISSN (electronic): 2052-4463

Publisher: Nature


DOI: 10.1038/s41597-022-01273-x


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