February 1, 2016: Munich Re Signs Epidemic Data Deal, China's Solvency I and Mapping Quake Damage

Risk Science: What You Need to Read Today

Damage Maps From NASA Could Assist When Future Quakes Strike


Researchers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory have developed a way to make maps of damage using the remote sensing technology of satellites

A New Algorithm Offers the Possibility of Faster Tsunami Warnings

Hakai Magazine

Shaving crucial minutes off the time it takes to send tsunami warnings would give people more time to evacuate.

New Satellite Collects Sea Level Data to Monitor Climate Change


The Jason-3 satellite, launched on January 17, is the latest satellite to monitor rising sea levels.

Catastrophe Risk-Modeling: How This Alum Helps Us Prepare for Catastrophic Events

University of Michigan 

Nina Shestakovich graduated with a master’s degree in 2011. Now she is a senior research analyst with AIR Worldwide in Boston.

Risk Business: What You Need to Read Today

China Toughens Governance on Insurance Firms

China Daily

China has officially implemented a new capital and risk regime for insurance companies

Cooperation Between Munich Re and Metabiota Will Push Risk Transfer Solutions for Epidemic Risks

Munich Re

Munich Re has entered into a long-term cooperation agreement with Metabiota, a San Francisco-based company that has pioneered the use of real-time data collection and comprehensive risk analytics for epidemics

Flood Buyouts a Long Way Off – If They Come At All

The State

There are no guarantees local governments will use disaster aid to buy out properties in flood-prone areas and convert them into green space.

Fossil Fuel Campaign Puts New Target on Australia’s Insurers

Sydney Morning Herald

Despite its cheap energy and other advantages, America is still losing ground to emerging markets in the battle for foreign investment.

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