The objective of the TAG meetings is to discuss and share with the TAG members different aspects related to the EM-DAT initiative and development. Those meetings produce a series of extremely useful recommendations for the continuous improvement of EM-DAT database and its related proposed services.
The EM-DAT team regularly organizes conferences, workshops and expert consultations on themes related to disaster occurrence and impacts and on the methods and tools to compile reliable disaster data for evidence-based decision making. These conferences and workshops are often organized in collaboration with other organizations and bring together a multi-disciplinary group of participants from NGO's, United Nations and governmental agencies, and academia.
At the start of each year, CRED and UNISDR organize a press conference to unveil the official figures of the number of natural disasters and their human impacts for the previous year. During these press conferences, the EM-DAT team presents the year's occurrence and impact figures across countries and disasters types and provide comparisons to the averages of the previous years or decade.