This map presents the geographical distribution of population, total replacement cost of buildings, and total number of buildings (residential, commercial, industrial) within the European Exposure Model (v1.0). This exposure model has been disaggregated to a hexagonal grid, with a height of 0.17 decimal degrees, using a GHS POP 2019 spatial raster dataset of population. The datasets employed to develop this exposure model were publicly provided through national institutions and local experts, and have been processed and combined within the scope of the European FP7 Framework Project NERA and the European Horizon 2020 project SERA. This European model and the underlying databases are based on the best available and publicly accessible datasets and studies, and all underlying data and assumptions, as well as the full final exposure models, are available from a dedicated GitLab repository.

H. Crowley, V. Despotaki, D. Rodrigues, V. Silva, C. Costa, D. Toma-Danila, E. Riga, A. Karatzetzou, S. Fotopoulou, L. Sousa, S. Ozcebe, P. Gamba, J. Dabbeek, X. Romão, N. Pereira, J. M. Castro, J. Daniell, E. Veliu, H. Bilgin, C. Adam, M. Deyanova, N. Ademović, J. Atalic, B. Bessason, V. Shendova, A. Tiganescu, D. Toma-Danila, Z. Zugic, S. Akkar, U. Hancilar (2021). European Exposure Model Viewer - Gridded Data (v1.0). DOI: 10.7414/EUC-EUROPEAN-EXPOSURE-MODEL-GRIDDED-VIEWER

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Number of buildings: the total number of residential, commercial and industrial buildings. Public buildings (e.g. schools, hospitals) are not included, neither are critical infrastructure.

Population: this is the total number of people living in a given area.

Total replacement cost: this is the reconstruction cost of structural and non-structural elements, as well as the contents of the buildings.