The Emergency Event Data Catalogue (EEDC) was created to provide a common location for links to sources of data that may support emergency event response and recovery in Aotearoa New Zealand. The datasets are held by various agencies and organisations that collect and make such data available following major emergency events such as seismic, weather, or biosecurity outbreaks. This site is a catalogue that supports discovery only and does not hold copies of these data.

Science New Zealand has worked with the National Emergency Management Agency Te Rākau Whakamarumaru and Te Uru Kahika - Regional and Unitary Councils Aotearoa to create this catalogue.

The National Emergency Management Agency Te Rākau Whakamarumaru provides leadership in reducing risk, being ready for, responding to and recovering from emergencies. 

Te Uru Kahika provides regional and unitary council coordination and input into national direction setting around integrated management of land, air, and water resources, supporting biodiversity and biosecurity, providing for regional transport services, and building more resilient communities in the face of climate change and natural hazards.

Science New Zealand, representing Government-owned research organisations, provides the technical platform for the EEDC, based on a more general science data catalogue, the National Environmental Data Centre (NEDC).

There are other agencies that hold data that may be relevant to emergency event response and recovery including:

Toitū Te Whenua Land Information New Zealand, specifically the LINZ Data Service

Stats NZ Tatauranga Aotearoa

Te Tari Taiwhenua | Department of Internal Affairs, specifically Data.govt.nz

Ministry for the Environment Manatū Mō Te Taiao

Ministry for Primary Industries Manatū Ahu Matua