About Us

Catrisktools provides a free and open access global directory of catastrophe risk assessment tools. It provides a comprehensive listing of available tools, with information on key attributes to help a potential user assess their applicability to the problem they are trying to solve. This includes the perils and countries they cover, tool capabilities, and links to providers’ websites. Commercial and non-commercial tools are included. The directory can be searched by country, peril, and license type.

Catrisktools is maintained by the Insurance Development Forum (IDF) Risk Modelling Steering Group (RMSG). The RMMG is an expert working group of the IDF, comprising members from the insurance, development, and scientific research sectors dedicated to improving global understanding and quantification of disaster risk to support and enable decisions on its mitigation, adaptation and transfer. The directory is hosted in partnership with Oasis Hub Ltd.

Members of the global risk modelling community are encouraged to upload information about their tools to this directory using the upload form. The benefits of hosting information include:

  • Tool providers achieve greater visibility of listed software
  • Potential users are directed to providers’ websites to access tools
  • Risk community benefits from an improved overview of available risk tools – aiding resource allocation and access to more views of risk.

This catalogue includes information about risk analysis tools – products which enable assessment of risk to population and exposed values in terms of numbers affected, or in economic and insured loss terms. To search datasets available for different countries, please go to Oasis Hub or the Open Data for Resilience Index.

Please contact stuart@disaster-risk.uk for further information or to discuss listing your tools in this directory.

The IDF is a public/private partnership led by the insurance industry and supported by international organisations. The IDF aims to optimise and extend the use of insurance and its related risk management capabilities to build greater resilience and protection for people, communities, businesses, and public institutions that are vulnerable to disasters and their associated economic shocks.

Oasis HUB is a joint initiative of EIT Climate-KIC, Oasis Loss Modelling Framework (LMF) Ltd and the Oasis+ Consortium formed in 2015. The initiative was formed to increase the availability of information on catastrophe and climate change risk and to assist the development of evidence-based climate adaptation planning. The Oasis HUB is an online portal/marketplace for the publishing and purchasing of environmental data, adaptation planning tools, models and services. Data resident on, and linked from the Oasis HUB is provided in partnerships with leading academic, government and specialist organisations, as well as building on freely available data.