The European Drought Observatory (EDO, aims to present a picture of drought situation in Europe, at the present time and in the past. It consists of webpages containing drought-relevant information, providing texts as well as maps and graphs of indicators derived from different data sources (precipitation measurements, satellite measurements, modelled soil moisture content, low-flow indicators, hydrological data, combined indexes). Special tools, like the MapViewer, Side-by-Side Maps, Timeseries and a drought metadata collection help user to better exploit this information.

The Global Drought Observatory (GDO, is a son project of EDO, developed to study the drought risk at global level, in order to target emergency response issues in affected countries and regions. The main tools of GDO are the MapViewer, analytical and automatic reports of ongoing and past drought events and a database of historical drought events based on meteorological indicators.

EDO and GDO are both part of the Copernicus Emergency Management Service (