General Information:

Author: Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences (GNS), National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) & Earthquake Commission (EQC),

Year of publication: 2007

Available languages: English

Details of Assessment:

Type of assessment: Comprehensive impact and risk assessment

Details: Evidence-based risk assessments for natural hazards

Format of assessment: Software

Estimated costs for conducting: No information

Estimated duration of assessment: No information

To be carried out by whom: Multiple actors

Details: Government represenatives, researchers and private sector

Institutional scale of use: Regional

Assesment to be used by which target audience: Regional decision makers

Details: Practitioners of natural hazard management

Output: Others (see details)

Details: Excel sheet and risk map


Coverage & Methodology:

Region of origin: Australia and Oceania

Developed by which sector: Science, State-run

Applied in practice: Yes

Geographic coverage in analysis: Australia and Oceania

Potential geographic coverage: New Zealand

Sectors covered: Not sector specific

Details: Model calculates losses to any assets which can be displayed spatially, therefore applicable to different sectors

Method used: Quantitative model

Description of methodology: The model has three key input modules: asset, hazard and vulnerability. These are combined in RiskScape to calculate impacts and losses to individual or aggregated assets for a natural hazard scenario.

Risk framework used: No explicit use of risk framework

Risk components incorporated: Vulnerability, hazard, risk, exposure

Hazards and impacts considered in the assessment: Flood, Storm, Changing precipitation patterns, Wildfire, Drought

Source of required data: Secondary (available data is used)

Details: Vector and raster data of hazard and asset information

Temporal scale: Forward looking

Participatory elements: No

Consideration of interconnectedness and -dependencies of risks: Partly

Details: Multiple hazards can be integrated into the model

Adressing uncertainty: No

Details: No information

Scope of assessment: Identification of risks

Details: Risk assessment for natural hazards

Relevance for losses and damages:

Economic/Non-Economic losses incorporated: Economic

Applicability for entire risk spectrum (from extreme weather events to slow onset processes): Partly

Details: Not done yet but eventually available for the next version


Recommendations for Adaptation measures included in Climate Risk Assessment: No

Applied by whom: Schmidt, J. et al. (2011)

Open access: Yes