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Insurance and Risk

The Insurance and Risk SIG provides AGI members with a forum to discuss and explore the use of geographical information and geospatial technologies within the insurance and risk sectors.

The AGI Foresight Report predicted the rise of GIS and location information in the insurance sector and this can now be seen in the advanced use of geography by all the major insurers and suppliers to the industry.

The Insurance and Risk SIG aims to:

1. foster a community around the use of geographic information for insurance and risk

2. provide examples of best practice in the use of geographic information and geospatial technologies in the insurance industry

3. help members explore the relationship between the geographic information industry and the insurance industry.

4. liaise between the public, private and academic sectors on the sharing of risk information related to natural hazards etc.

We’re currently interested in (but not limited to) the following topics:

  • Customer targeting and marketing
  • Management
  • Underwriting
  • Claims
  • Natural hazards and catastrophe modelling
  • Big data and open data for risk modelling

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Upcoming events

25th September 2017 - Earthquakes from space: Earth observation for quantifying earthquake risks

Following the release of a number of new earthquake catastrophe models, we will investigate how earth observation, satellite and geospatial technologies help to better quantify earthquake risk.

Learning outcomes:

Independent view on quantifying earthquake risk through earth observation and geospatial technology

Intended audience:

Catastrophe modellers, exposure management, model evaluation, risk managers, anyone affected by the new model upgrades

For more information, and to register for free, go to:

Recent Events

16th September 2016 - Satellite remote sensing for disaster risk reduction and insurance

A successful event attended by over 80 insurance and risk professionals. A full write up can be found here.

You can also download the presentations:


15th April 2015 – Underwriting and modelling floods in the UK: a geographic perspective

Presentations  included:

  • The challenges posed by flood risk – Prof. Edmund Penning-Roswell (Middlesex University)
  • Underwriting flood risk – Jill Boulton (JBA)
  • Managing flood risk – Laurent Marescot (RMS)

24th April 2014 - Inaugural Insurance and Risk SIG Event – Big Data and Emerging Risks

Presentations included:

  • Tony Boobier from IBM
  • Matt Foote from Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance,
  • Catherine Souch from the Royal Geographical Society and Peter Kohler (RBKC) spoke at the event.


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