The work done by the SaferPlaces team on DAMAGE modelling led to the successful publication of two articles. The first one, “Estimating exposure of residential assets to natural hazards in Europe using open data” was published in January 2020 by the Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences Journal (NHESS). The study explores estimation of residential assets exposure, providing a universal method based on the use of only publicly available or open data. Moreover, the article is part of the special issue “Global- and continental-scale risk assessment for natural hazards: methods and practice”, and it is a result of the European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2018, Vienna, Austria, 8–13 April 2018. Read the full article here.

The second one, “Exposure and vulnerability estimation for modelling flood losses to commercial assets in Europe” is available online since June 2020 on the Journal Science of the Total Environment ( The study introduces two methodologies aiming at improving commercial flood damage modelling, since existing damage models and exposure estimation methods for the commercial sector have limited transferability between flood events and therefore limited potential for pan-European applications.

Other papers are in submission and/or under review; for this and more information on our publications, check the dedicated section on SaferPlaces webpage: