The Risk Data Library Project: Developing an open standard for risk data
Tuesday, Dec 01, UTC 12:00 to 12:55
Organizer: Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery GFDRR
|The Risk Data Library Project (riskdatalibrary.org) has created an open data schema for storing and sharing risk data: hazard, exposure, vulnerability and modelled loss. It is explicitly designed for the needs of risk assessment experts and enables consistent libraries of risk data to improve access to risk data.|
The objective of the Risk Data Library Project is to make risk assessments everywhere more efficient and more effective, by making user-ready datasets more readily available, so risk experts can spend less time looking for data and more time working with it. Finding and preparing data consumes a large portion of a risk assessment project’s resources — between 20% and 60% — and while good data collections exist, they are specialized. None of them provides access to all the components of a project: the hazard, exposure, and vulnerability data together, or maintains data in a consistent format with its metadata, needed for an improved level of interoperability. The Risk Data Library Project changes this.
This session will bring together generators and users of risk data to discuss the value of the open data standard and to consider how to make this a sustainable tool for the future. We will showcase the capabilities of the Risk Data Library and opportunities brought by establishing a searchable collection of consistent data in advance of the session. During the session we will present use cases and participants will discuss opportunities and challenges in achieving adoption of the schema as a standard.