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Understanding and managing flood risk uncertainty

Swiss Re HQ
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Swiss Re acquires Fathom, global leader in water risk intelligence

Global Terrain Data - FABDEM+
New Product

Introducing FABDEM+ – the new standard for a globally consistent and accurate digital elevation model

US Flood Map
New Product

New US Flood Map – The most complete and technologically advanced flood map for the United States

Risk scores
New Product

Fathom Risk Scores – Powerful flood risk metrics for any global location, under any climate scenario

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Flood risk as a measure of asset value, panel webinar.

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Climate change is
happening now

Fathom’s cutting-edge products support you to understand what impact this has on your flood risk both now and in the future. Our solutions are well established within the industry and set a new benchmark in global flood mapping.

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Catastrophe modelling
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Global Terrain Data
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Sectors Fathom has been providing high quality flood risk intelligence across a wide range of sectors since 2013

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Research papers Academic scrutiny of our products gives our clients the reassurance that they are consuming trusted and transparent data from the forefront of science

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Caravan dataset research
New Research paper

Caravan – A global community dataset for large-sample hydrology

  • Kratzert, F.,
  • Nearing, G.,
  • Addor, N.,
  • Erickson, T.,
  • Gauch, M.,
  • Gilon, O.,
  • Gudmundsson, L.,
  • Hassidim, A.,
  • Klotz, D.,
  • Nevo, S.,
  • Shalev, G.,
  • Matias, Y.

Published in the peer-reviewed journal Scientific Data, the paper outlines the team’s vision for Caravan to expand, evolve and provide “the most direct path” to a truly open global hydrological dataset.

01/31/2024
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Research paper

A climate conditioned catastrophe risk model for UK flooding

New research from Bates et al. describes the creation of a transparent flood model for the UK that simulates pluvial, fluvial and coastal flood risks for 10 different return periods.

03/07/2023
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Scatter graph comparison of in land flood models - Dr Oliver Wing research
Research paper

Comparison of estimated flood exposure and consequences generated by different event-based inland flood inundation maps

  • Gutenson, J.,
  • Tavakoly, A.,
  • Islam, M.,
  • Wing, O.,
  • Lehman, W.,
  • Hamilton, C.,
  • Wahl, M.,
  • Massey, T.

New research from Gutenson, J. L. and others, including Fathom’s Chief Research Officer Dr Oliver Wing, compares the estimated impact and exposure to flooding generated by different event-based flood inundation maps. 

01/25/2023
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Research paper

Use of hydrological models in global stochastic flood modeling

An investigation into the effectiveness of using synthetic gauge data from global hydrological models as input data for global stochastic modeling.

01/19/2023
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Research paper

Uneven burden of urban flooding

Who floods? A commentary on the uneven burden of urban flooding in Nature Sustainability.

10/31/2022
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Research paper

Urbanizing the floodplain: global changes of imperviousness in flood-prone areas

Are floodplains becoming more built on over time? Using new global satellite data, Kostas Andreadis in this paper shows floodplain urbanization has almost doubled since 1985.

10/20/2022
Lake Jackson - US model
Uncertainty
Fathom's research in the NCA5 report
Congressional budget office report - thumbnail - Floodplain