Greece live Drought Monitor



Research Partners

Department of Statistics and Actuarial-Financial Mathematics, University of the Aegean

Institute for Environmental Research and Sustainable Development, National Observatory of Athens (NOA)



Drought is a complex natural and slowly developed phenomenon related to the temporal aberration of water availability at a region. Drought is generally considered, and therefore treated, as natural hazard; a phenomenon that can impact health, create property damage, cause social economic disruption or environmental damage, and result into life losses . Drought is often called “creeping disaster” since it is difficult to monitor its development, whereas it complex system has ambiguous influence boundaries.

To address this challenge, a dynamic web application was developed aiming to monitor the drought occurances in Greece. Real-time meteorological data are provided by the weather station network of