Global CRESTA Plus
Industry standard zones for insurance risk management
Global CRESTA Plus helps brokers and reinsurers assess and present natural hazard risk, based on CRESTA zones, using the system established by the world’s leading reinsurers. While peril-independent, CRESTA (Catastrophe Risk Evaluating and Standardising Target Accumulations) has established a uniform and global system to transfer, electronically, aggregated exposure data for accumulation risk control and modelling among insurers and reinsurers.
Global CRESTA Plus
Given a location, Global CRESTA Plus enables applications to look up the CRESTA zone and then analyse or present aggregate risk across a portfolio. Applications can be further enhanced by adding a variety of natural hazard data sets such as earthquake locations, storm paths, meteorological, geological and insurance-specific statistical data.
In accordance with the published standard, Global CRESTA Plus is available in high and low resolution versions. Please note that both products are at the same scale and accuracy, but the high resolution version contains more granular zones which are generally required for catastrophe modelling applications using CRESTA zones.
Developed with our partner Michael Bauer International, Global CRESTA Plus is an independent implementation of the global standard. It is the only known product to implement the CRESTA standard in the context of an up-to-date political map.
Worldwide CRESTA Zones
About CRESTA Zones
CRESTA zones were originally developed as a joint project of the Swiss Reinsurance Company, the Gerling-Konzern Globale Reinsurance Company and the Munich Reinsurance Company. The CRESTA Secretariat is now managed by Perils AG. Europa Technologies was part of the original team who brought the standard into the digital mapping era and has maintained a CRESTA zone map data product longer than any other vendor.
Insurance professionals need accurate and reliable maps and databases. In today’s times of climate change, demand has increased for location intelligence to manage risks and reduce exposure. Global CRESTA Plus offers insurers an important basis for aggregated risk assessment, exposure management and reinsurance negotiation & reporting.
Data Formats & Delivery
Global CRESTA Plus is available in the following popular GIS data formats:
- Esri Shapefile
- Esri File GeoDatabase
- MapInfo TAB (Extended)
Many other data formats can be supported by special arrangement.
Global CRESTA Plus is delivered online using the Europa Data Vault platform.
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If you have any questions about Global CRESTA Plus or would like to place an order, please contact one of our experienced consultants who will be happy to help you. Alternatively, for a deeper look, please join us for one of our regular webinars.
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