Disaster Database


Disasters and emergency situations have always played a part in shaping the world we live in today. Legislation, the economy and even our culture can change dramatically due to these terrible events that have helped carve out our history.

We feel that looking back and understanding these events, is just as important as looking ahead and anticipating the future, this is why we'd like to introduce the Disaster Database.


What is the Disaster Database?

We have pulled together the stories of over 400 disasters and emergencies, mostly from around the UK and Europe, including some of the most significant global incidents.

Key information, links and geographical locations can be viewed on our interactive map or you can simply download the data as a spreadsheet. The Disaster Database tools are easy to navigate and completely free to use, so what are you waiting for? Take a look and start finding your way around.

How Can You Use the Disaster Database?

Regardless of whether you're a trainer, student, risk assessor or simply interested in disaster history, the Disaster Database has something to offer you. 

Filter by disaster type, location, date and more. Highlight trends in specific geographical areas and time-periods.

How to Get Involved:

We want you to get involved. Don't think of this tool as a completed reference guide, instead this database is like an incomplete book, one that is being written by all of us and just like disasters, is continually changing as time goes on. 

So if you spot a lesson-rich emergency or disaster that isn't already included, we want you to speak up! Let us know so that we can add your valuable contributions and continue to make this database the most relevant, ever-growing disaster information hub of it's kind.