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VdS-Field of Competence Natural Hazards


Only those who know the risks can act appropriately.

The services provided by VdS offer the best possible support in checking claims caused by weather events and assessing natural hazards.

Relevant studies predict a trend towards more and more extreme and frequent severe weather events such as heavy rain or storms. Natural hazards must therefore be an integral part of companies' holistic risk management. Rising loss figures also mean a rethink of established processes in the finance and insurance industry. The services provided by VdS provide a fast and comprehensive basis for evaluation.


The online portals of VdS

Risk assessment and damage and loss verification at a mouse click

With the online portals of VdS you can carry out comprehensive location analyses or meteorological queries conveniently from your desk, which in many cases saves you time-consuming and costly on-site inspections. All VdS portals offer modern interfaces for integration into your in-house systems.

The Meteo-Info information portal provides insurers, surveyors and experts with comprehensive data on all meteorological issues relating to damage events. The portal provides a fast and precise check of weather-related causes of damage within the framework of regulation.


ZÜRS Solutions offers brokers, banks and interested parties from the finance and real estate industry a fast evaluation of locations by means of high-quality geo data. ZÜRS Geo Branche shows flood-prone areas for the whole of Germany and allows a clear and quick risk assessment for each location.


ZÜRS Geo, the zoning system for flood, backwater and heavy rain, bundles insurance-relevant geo-data and provides an objective basis for internal company risk assessment and premium calculation. The offer is open to member companies of the German Insurance Association (GDV).


In the course of 2020 the VdS systems Meteo-Info and ZÜRS Solutions will merge into the new joint application GeoVeris. The modern and user-friendly portal offers comprehensive information on the risk situation of an object and the weather situation on a specific day and location in just a few steps.


Other VdS-services in the field of natural hazards

Compact analysis for businesses and companies

VdS GeoRiskReport

A site-related analysis and evaluation of natural hazards provides the basis for an appropriate and preventive handling of natural hazards. With the VdS GeoRiskReport, any location in Germany is examined by geographers for various natural and environmental hazards. The results are documented in a clearly arranged report, both in writing and cartographically.


For trade and industry

VdS-protection concepts

The damage and loss prevention concepts of VdS support your risk management in safety precautions against floods, storms and lightning. The concepts for identifying and assessing new and existing risks are developed in close cooperation with experts from the affected business sectors, with authorities and experts.

For homeowners

Private personal provisioning

Only those who are aware of the danger of flooding can protect themselves effectively against it. VdS presents two offers that raise awareness of flood hazards and provide comprehensive knowledge about the hazard situation of the home and corresponding protection options.

Contact ZÜRS Solution, GeoRiskReport

+49 (0)221 77 66 - 6465