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  • Common Emergency Communication and Information System


    TESTA allows real time exchange of information between the ERCC and the contact points of the Member States through the Common Emergency Communication and Information System (CECIS).
  • Global Situation System


    Global Situation System. A dashboard to monitor all events in one view.

    Financing civil protection

    Financing civil protection | European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations - European Commission

    Who is Who in ECHO

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    Legal Framework

    Legal framework | European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations - European Commission

    Decision No 1313/2013/EU

    Consolidated text: Decision No 1313/2013/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 December 2013 on a Union Civil Protection Mechanism (Text with EEA relevance)Text with EEA relevance

    Decision No 2014/762/EU

    2014/762/EU: Commission Implementing Decision of 16 October 2014 laying down rules for the implementation of Decision No 1313/2013/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council on a Union Civil Protection Mechanism and repealing Commission Decisions 2004/277/EC, Euratom and 2007/606/EC, Euratom (notified under document C(2014) 7489)
  • Cecis Marine Pollution

    Cecis Marine Pollution

    CECIS (Common Emergency Communication and Information System) Marine Pollution Common information system in the event of accidental marine pollution in the Mediterranean. It improves the coordination of requests and offers for assistance in emergency situations.
  • The European Emergency Disaster Response Information System


    EDRIS contains real time information on ECHO, Member States' and UK contributions to Humanitarian Aid. Information found here has been encoded by Member States and UK.

European Commission Early Warning

  • Network of European Meteorological Services

    Meteoalarm Europe

    Meteoalarm will provide the most relevant information needed to prepare for extreme weather, expected to occur somewhere over Europe. The website integrates all important severe weather information originating from the official National Public Weather Services across a large number of European countries. This information is presented consistently to ensure coherent interpretation as widely as possible throughout Europe.
  • Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System


    GDACS is a cooperation framework between the United Nations, the European Commission and disaster managers worldwide to improve alerts, information exchange and coordination in the first phase after major sudden-onset disasters
  • On Site Operations Coordination Centre

    Virtual OSOCC login

    Information exchange and coordination of bilateral assistance in the early phase after major disasters on GDACS. Disaster managers exchange information to coordinate international assistance.
  • GDO

    Global Drought Observatory

    This system is the onset of a Global Drought Observatory (GDO) mainly targeting at emergency response issues. Focus is on a Map Viewer and an information rich report. GDO is developed by the team of the European Drought Observatory ( EDO ).
  • EDO

    European Drought Observatory

    The EDO pages contain drought-relevant information such as maps of indicators derived from different data sources (e.g., precipitation measurements, satellite measurements, modelled soil moisture content). Different tools, like Graphs and Compare Layers, allow for displaying and analysing the information and drought reports give an overview of the situation in case of imminent droughts.
  • European Flood Awareness System


    The aim of the European Flood Awareness System (EFAS) is to support preparatory measures before major flood events strike, particularly in the large trans-national river basins and throughout Europe in general
  • Global Flood Awareness System


    The Global Flood Awareness System (GloFAS) is one component of the Copernicus Management Service CEMS. It is designed to support preparatory measures for flood events worldwide, particularly in large trans-national river basins. To provide information on both ongoing and upcoming flood events, GloFAS combines information from satellites, models and in-situ measurements to produce: GloFAS forecasts GloFAS Seasonal forecasts GloFAS Impact Forecasts
  • European Forest Fire Information System


    The European Forest Fire Information System (EFFIS) supports the services in charge of the protection of forests against fires in the EU and neighbor countries and provides the European Commission services and the European Parliament with updated and reliable information on wildland fires in Europe.
  • European Forest Fire Information System DSS

    EFFIS Decision Support System

    The European Forest Fire Information System (EFFIS) supports the services in charge of the protection of forests against fires in the EU and neighbor countries and provides the European Commission services and the European Parliament with updated and reliable information on wildland fires in Europe.
  • Global Wildfire Information System


    The Global Wildfire Information System (GWIS) is a joint initiative of the GEO and the Copernicus Work Programs. In the new GEO GWIS work program for the years 2020-2022 , the Global Wildfire Information System (GWIS) aims at bringing together existing information sources at regional and national level in order to provide a comprehensive view and evaluation of fire regimes and fire effects at global level and to provide tools to support operational wildfire management from national to global scales.
  • Copernicus Emergency Management Service (EMS)

    Copernicus EMS Mapping

    The Copernicus Emergency Management Service (EMS) uses satellite imagery and other geospatial data to provide free of charge mapping service in cases of natural disasters, human-made emergency situations and humanitarian crises throughout the world. The maps are produced in two temporal modes: Rapid Mapping and Risk & Recovery Mapping
  • Index for Risk Management


    INFORM is a multi-stakeholder forum for developing shared, quantitative analysis relevant to humanitarian crises and disasters. INFORM includes organisations from across the multilateral system, including the humanitarian and development sector, donors, and technical partners. The Joint Research Center of European Commission is the scientific lead for INFORM.

European Commission Crisis management

  • Rapid Alert and Crisis Management


    ARGUS is the general European rapid alert system, with the capability to link all specialized systems for emergencies, and a central crisis centre which would bring together all relevant Commission services during an emergency.
  • EEAS Zone

    EEAS intranet

    The European External Action Service is the diplomatic service and combined foreign and defence ministry of the European Union.
  • Integrated political crisis response


    When a crisis or disaster strikes, whether it is natural or man-made, the EU can use several sectoral crises response mechanisms to deliver aid and resolve the situation. The integrated political crisis response (IPCR) arrangements supports rapid and coordinated decision-making at EU political level for major and complex crises, including acts of terrorism. Through this mechanism, the presidency of the Council coordinates the political response to the crisis by bringing together: EU institutions affected member states other key actors
  • The Early Warning and Response System


    EWRS is a rapid alert system for notifying alerts at EU level on serious cross-border threats to health, as mandated by Article 8 of Decision 1082/2013/EU. This confidential web-based system enables the European Commission and the designated competent authorities responsible at national level (called EWRS competent authorities) to be in permanent communication. EU countries can alert, share information and coordinate national responses to serious cross-border threats in a timely and secure manner.
  • EU Solidarity Fund

    Solidarity Fund (DG REGIO)

    The European Union Solidarity Fund (EUSF) was set up to respond to major natural disasters and express European solidarity to disaster-stricken regions within Europe. The Fund was created as a reaction to the severe floods in Central Europe in the summer of 2002. Since then, it has been used for 80 disasters covering a range of different catastrophic events including floods, forest fires, earthquakes, storms and drought. 24 different European countries have been supported so far for an amount of over 5 billion €.
  • Council of Europe

    EUR-OPA Major Hazards Agreement

    EUR-OPA Major Hazards Agreement is a platform for co-operation in the field of major natural and technological disasters. Its field of competence covers disaster risk reduction, in particular; knowledge, prevention, preparedness, risk management and post-crisis analysis.
  • Consular Online


    The Exonaut powered Consular Online 2.0, which went live in 2019, provides next-generation collaborative crisis management response. The system delivers a trusted channel for discussing and sharing data on many diverse topics and subtopics. This can range from citizen numbers in a country, to ongoing crisis response actions, to travel advice in a country, to repatriation flights from a city. The entire system is permission-based, meaning different users and groups can either access, submit or edit consular information depending on their role-based access control. The information is then visualized in dashboards and maps, with advanced filtering capabilities for individual users. Additionally, countries without a diplomatic presence in a third country can get a clear understanding of a situation as well as rapid contact and support from other Member States and EU delegations.
  • Disaster Risk Managemant Knowledge Centre


    The European Commission Disaster Risk Management Knowledge Centre integrates existing scientific multi-disciplinary knowledge and co-develops innovative solutions for existing needs. Activities of the EC DRMKC support the translation of complex scientific data and analyses into usable information and provides science-based advice for DRM policies.
  • Conflict and Geospatial Analysis for Peace and Stability

    Science4Peace (Global Crisis Atlas)

    Science4Peace integrates expertise from three domains (risk modelling, remote sensing and open-source data) and applies it synergetically for conflict prevention, early warning, crisis monitoring and post-conflict assessment.

European Commission other

  • European Community Urgent Radiological Information Exchange


    WebECURIE is the European Union’s platform for early notification and exchange of information in case of a radiological emergency. It is developed and operated by the European Commission. It is the official tool for the implementation of the Council Decision 87/600/EURATOM, which obliges EU Member States to inform the European Commission of any radiological emergency for which they decide to take measures to protect their population. WebECURIE may also be used to disseminate information regarding other events with potential radiological consequences on an urgent basis. Access to this platform is restricted to officially nominated national authorities and international organisations which have responsibilities in the response to or management of radiological emergencie
  • European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control


    ECDC is an EU agency aimed at strengthening Europe's defences against infectious diseases. The core functions cover a wide spectrum of activities: surveillance, epidemic intelligence, response, scientific advice, microbiology, preparedness, public health training, international relations, health communication, and the scientific journal Eurosurveillance.
  • Radioactivity Environmental Monitoring


    The Radioactivity Environmental Monitoring (REM) group of the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission provides qualified information about the level of environmental radioactivity to the public, Member States, European Commission and European Parliament.
  • Europe Media Monitor

    EMM monitoring

    Europe Media Monitor (EMM) lets you easily see, explore and understand current news reported by the world’s online media. Monitoring thousands of news sources in over 70 languages, the system uses advanced information extraction techniques to automatically determine what is being reported in the news, where things are happening, who is involved and what they said. It provides a unique and independent viewpoint of what is being reported in the world right now.
  • EU Aid Explorer

    EU Aid Explorer

    The EU is the largest donor in the world. EU Aid Explorer is a one-stop shop for funding information: it facilitates donor coordination, ensures transparency and improves accountability to citizens.

Early Warning

  • Floodlist


    FloodList is funded by Copernicus, the European system for Earth monitoring
  • EarthMeteo


    See current wind, weather, ocean, and pollution conditions, as forecast by supercomputers, on an interactive animated map. Updated every three hours.
  • Famine Early Warning Systems Network


    The Famine Early Warning Systems Network is a leading provider of early warning and analysis on food insecurity. Created by USAID in 1985 to help decision-makers plan for humanitarian crises, FEWS NET provides evidence-based analysis on approximately 30 countries. Implementing team members include NASA, NOAA, USDA, USGS, and CHC-UCSB, along with Chemonics International Inc. and Kimetrica.
  • Joint Typhoon Warning Centre


    Official U.S. Navy Website Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command
  • ESRI Hurricanes

    ESRI Hurricanes

    Access hurricane data, live feeds, technology, and resources
  • Tropical Storm Risk


    Tropical Storm Risk (TSR) offers a leading resource for predicting and mapping tropical storm activity worldwide. The public TSR web site provides forecasts and information to benefit basic risk awareness and decision making from tropical storms.
  • PDC Disaster Alert

    Pacific Disaster Centre

    PDC is an applied research center managed by the University of Hawaii that provides the most reliable information, ground-breaking research, applied scientific practices, and its powerful disaster risk intelligence platform, DisasterAWARE to empower disaster management decision makers and the public.
  • Severe Weather Information Centre

    Severe Weather Information Centre

    The information in this World Meteorological Organization (WMO) website is based on advisories issued by Regional Specialized Meteorological Centres (RSMCs) and Tropical Cyclone Warning Centres (TCWCs), and official warnings issued by National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs) for their respective countries or regions.
  • U.S. Geological Survey


    Created by an act of Congress in 1879, USGS has evolved over the decades matching its talent and knowledge to the progress of science and technology. USGS is the sole science agency for the Department of the Interior. It is sought out by thousands of partners and customers for its natural science expertise and its vast earth and biological data holdings.
  • European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre


    The European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) was founded in 1975, following a recommendation from the European Seismological Commission (ESC). The ESC is a regional commission of the International Association of Seismology and Physics of the Earth's Interior (IASPEI), itself a specialized association of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG).
  • Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology


    The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) is a service institute of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) that is principally mandated to mitigate disasters that may arise from volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, tsunami and other related geotectonic phenomena.
  • Magma


    Multiplatform Application for Geohazard Mitigation and Assessment in Indonesia


  • Satellite Analysis and Applied Research - UNOSAT

    UNOSAT Maps

    On this portal, you can find products and data produced by UNOSAT in response to natural disasters and crisis around the world since 2004; latest maps for current events and LIVE maps.
  • The International Charter Space and Major Disasters

    International Charter

    The Charter is a worldwide collaboration, through which satellite data are made available for the benefit of disaster management. By combining Earth observation assets from different space agencies, the Charter allows resources and expertise to be coordinated for rapid response to major disaster situations; thereby helping civil protection authorities and the international humanitarian community.


  • ReliefWeb

    ReliefWeb Map Centre

    ReliefWeb is a humanitarian information service provided by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). The service is managed by the Digital Services Section of OCHA's Information Management Branch. ReliefWeb's editorial team monitors and collects information from more than 4,000 key sources, including humanitarian agencies at the international and local levels, governments, think-tanks and research institutions, and the media.
  • Thomson Reuters Foundation

    Reuters AlertNet

    Reuters is the corporate foundation of Thomson Reuters, the global news and information services company. As an independent charity, registered in the UK and the USA, Reuters works to advance media freedom, foster more inclusive economies, and promote human rights.
  • OCHA Financial Tracking System

    UN Financial Tracking System

    FTS is a centralized source of curated, continuously updated, fully downloadable data and information on humanitarian funding flows. Government donors, UN-administered funds, UN agencies, NGOs and other humanitarian actors and partners exchange data and information with FTS. FTS is managed by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).
  • The World Factbook

    CIA Factbook

    The World Factbook provides basic intelligence on the history, people, government, economy, energy, geography, environment, communications, transportation, military, terrorism, and transnational issues for 266 world entities.
  • Inter-Agency Standing Committee

    IASC products

    Created by the United Nations (UN) General Assembly resolution 46/182 in 1991, the Inter-Agency Standing Committee is the longest-standing and highest-level humanitarian coordination forum of the UN system, bringing together the executive heads of 18 UN and non-UN organizations to ensure coherence of preparedness and response efforts, formulate policy, and agree on priorities for strengthened humanitarian action.
  • The International Disaster Database

    EMDAT (CRED) Disaster Loss Database

    EM-DAT provides an objective basis for vulnerability assessment and rational decision-making in disaster situations. For example, it helps policymakers identify the disaster types that are most common in a given country and that have had significant historical impacts on human populations.
  • Disaster Response and Preparedness

    IFRC - emergencies

    IFRC GO is a Red Cross Red Crescent platform to connect information on emergency needs with the right response.
  • Environmental Emergencies Centre


    The Environmental Emergencies Centre (EEC) is a one-stop-shop of information relevant to the preparedness, prevention and response stages of an environmental emergency. EEC strengthens the preparedness capacities of responders and humanitarians, allowing users to build on their own mechanisms and to draw on the resources and services of EEC partners. The Environmental Emergencies Centre is hosted by the UNEP/OCHA Joint Environment Unit (JEU).