Pacific Risk Information System (PacRIS), one of the largest collections of geospatial information for the Pacific. PacRIS contains detailed, country-specific information on assets, population, hazards, and risks. The exposure database leverages remote sensing analyses, field visits, and country specific datasets to characterize buildings (residential, commercial, and industrial), major infrastructure (such as roads, bridges, airports, ports, and utility assets), major crops, and population. PacRIS was established by the World Bank's Pacific Catastrophe Risk Financing and Insurance Initiative (PCRAFI) in 2012.
Data management tools built into Pacific Risk Information System (PacRisk) allow for integrated creation of data, metadata, and map visualizations. Each dataset in the system can be shared publicly or restricted to allow access to only specific users. Social features like user profiles and commenting and rating systems allow for the development of communities around each platform to facilitate the use, management, and quality control of the data the GeoNode instance contains."
Pacific Catastrophe Risk Assessment and Financing Initiative( PCRAFI) Program is a comprehensive, regional effort to increase the financial resilience to climate and disaster risks in the Pacific. An initial phase of PCRAFI was launched in 2007 and The PCRAFI Program - Phase II: Furthering Disaster Risk Finance in the Pacific was launched in April 2016. Phase II of the PCRAFI Program builds on the initial phase of the PCRAFI and includes two key pillars: (i) the PCRAFI facility and (ii) the PCRAFI Technical Assistance Program. Under the Capacity Building on the Hazard and Exposure Database for PCRAFI Project, SPC will work with countries to update data in the Pacific Risk Information System (PacRIS) through in-country exposure and impact surveys using country resources. SPC will build data collection capacity in countries and also provide assistance to enable them to identify and plan and work within their resources to collect their own exposure data. By doing this, countries will be able to update their own future exposure and impact data. SPC will work with countries to illustrate the use and benefits of risk information through case studies. SPC GEM DCRP Program is implementing the Capacity Building on the Hazard and Exposure Database for PCRAFI Project under Pillar (ii).