Nº 14Spring 2021
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  • Editorial

    Editorial

    Editorial

    The reader faces the 14th issue of our digital magazine, in which new items related to the main actors dealing with the management of risks aligned with the activities and functions of Consorcio de Compensación de Seguros (CCS) are presented. These actors have important roles in both catastrophic risk and automobile insurance.

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  • Analysis of flood loss data in Spain at the municipal level

    Analysis of flood loss data in Spain at the municipal level

    In depth

    This study presents a tool, a viewer, for plotting the indemnities paid out by the CCS for floods, though excluding coastal flood, by municipality, in the last 15 years, from 2006 to 2020. The information contained in this viewer is taking full advantage of the CCS' wealth of data concerning flood indemnities, and is available to all stakeholders.

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  • Statistics of the CCS' Guarantee Fund for compulsory Motor car Third-Party Liability insurance

    Statistics of the CCS' Guarantee Fund for compulsory Motor car Third-Party Liability insurance

    Contributions

    This statistical study discusses the historical trend for the economic results obtained by the Consorcio de Compensación de Seguros (CCS) in its role as a Guarantee Fund for the Compulsory Motor car Third-Party Liability Insurance (MTPL) over the past 20 years (time series for 2001-2020).

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  • The Catastrophe Observatory of the Aon Spain Foundation: research, prevention, assistance and continuity

    The Catastrophe Observatory of the Aon Spain Foundation: research, prevention, assistance and continuity

    Contributions

    The Aon Spain Foundation is a private non-profit foundation established in 2015. Its motto is "always with people against risk", and its primary objective is to help make a better society through its activity in the areas of social integration, art and culture, and catastrophe hazards.

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  • Volcanic risk management in Spain

    Volcanic risk management in Spain

    Contributions

    The origin of volcanism in the Canary Islands has been the source of intense debate over the past 50 years, but the theory most widely accepted by the scientific community is that Canary Island volcanic activity is linked to the presence of a deep thermal anomaly inside the Earth (lower mantle) capable of building and continuing to build these island volcanic systems.

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  • The Spanish Emergency Military Unit (<i>Unidad Militar de Emergencias</i>). The Goverment's special emergency tool

    The Spanish Emergency Military Unit (Unidad Militar de Emergencias). The Goverment's special emergency tool

    Contributions

    This article is intended to provide an overview of the Spanish Emergency Military Unit, or Unidad Militar de Emergencias (UME according to its Spanish abbreviation), from its inception, its structure, its response capabilities, and its most recent involvement in combating the COVID-19 pandemic and its action following Storm Filomena. Its primary missions and tasks are also described.

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  • The path to adaptation to flood risk: proactive measures

    The path to adaptation to flood risk: proactive measures

    Contributions

    The measures for implementation considered in this article can be understood to fall under the category of resilience, defined as the capacity of society or ecosystems to adapt to the risks to which they may be subjected.

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  • CESVIMAP: Innovation as a service

    CESVIMAP: Innovation as a service

    Contributions

    CESVIMAP, Centro de Experimentación y Seguridad Vial MAPFRE [MAPFRE's Center for Experimentation and Road Safety], is MAPFRE's R&D centre in the framework of MAPFRE Open Innovation (MOI) model. We are a MAPFRE's innovation laboratory involved with new mobility products and services developed around, for instance, Usage Based Insurance (UBI).

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  • Scope of subrogation actions brought by insurance companies against the Consorcio de Compensación de Seguros in cases of dispute. Interpretation of the status of injured party

    Scope of subrogation actions brought by insurance companies against the Consorcio de Compensación de Seguros in cases of dispute. Interpretation of the status of injured party

    Reviews

    Most disputes -past or present- between the Guarantee Fund and private insurers concern automobile insurance.

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  • Insurance and climate change: knowledge generation as a driver of adaptive action

    Insurance and climate change: knowledge generation as a driver of adaptive action

    News

    Insurance is a strategic sphere of activity in the battle against climate change. First, it is a fundamental means of transferring risk, enabling society to enhance its ability to recover after the damage caused, for instance, by climate-related events.

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