Triple-A Toolkit

To support the up taking process for climate services that the project envisions, REACHOUT adopts a tested methodological framework to organize its tools and services that consist of three pillars: Analysis, Ambition and Action. 

The Triple-A toolkit is compiled from a concrete set of proven successful tools, climate information branched off the C3S portal, and a set of background data layers on land use and socio economic indicators.  The  toolkit  offers  the  basis  for  making  tailored,  fit-for-purpose  visualizations  and  services  that allow  end-users  to  understand  the potential  impacts  of  past  and  future  climate  features  related  to  extreme temperatures, precipitation, droughts, storm surges, coastal and river flooding and associated consequences. In addition, it offers a localized risk assessment to allow for risk prioritization and subsequent identification and evaluation  of  a  broad  set  of  adaptation  options  in  the  wider  context  of  resilient  urban  development. 

Toolkit delivery through
Cross-hub development Teams

In REACHOUT a cross-hub development team refers to a team consisting of different members who share a concern regarding a climate adaptation challenge, that bring their own expertise, knowledge and skills to work together on the design and development of a customized set of data and tools (TOOLBOX) to ensure the team delivers a cohesive user experience to support citizens, private sector and/or government to improve resilience to Climate Change. 

There are four key mandatory roles/profiles in each cross-hub development team: 

  • Tool Developers/Researchers who are responsible to develop upon existing tools, datasets and frameworks by iteratively considering functional requirements.
  • Knowledge brokers who are responsible to ensure that the tools developed in the toolkit are useful for the city hubs through the conceptualization of climate services tailored to the concrete city needs.
  • City-hubs who are responsible to validate the tools in their own context by bringing their needs and challenges.
  • City liaisons who guide the city hub on how to use the tool and ensure coordination with research and knowledge broker partners.

Smooth communication is the base of these cross-functional teams so different type of meetings will be (are being) scheduled between team members throughout the project.  

Tools

Adaption pathway generator tool

The Pathways Generator Tool (PG) supports the development of alternative pathways into the future, via evaluations of costs, benefits and co-benefits.

Figure 19: Development of unaffordability of insurance between 2010-2050 and 2010-2080.

Dynamic Integrated Flood Insurance (DIFI) model

This model offers insight in flood insurance premiums, unaffordability and demand for coverage under different flood insurance systems

Figure 17. Example of Climate story - Logroño

Climate Stories

Climate stories share information, experiences, and targeted messages about climate change and adaptation.

Figure 10: Example of social vulnerability mapping provided by the SVI tool interface

Social vulnerability tool

This tool is designed to assess communities’ vulnerability to climate hazards such as flooding, extreme heat and drought.

Windstorm damage assessment tool (WISC)​

The WISC model provides an open-source model which gives damage estimates in line with reported damages from previous windstorms.

Figure 20: Reduction in flood risk with assumed current protection standards compared to no flood protection (in percentage).

GLOFRIS and FLOPROS models

GLOFRIS model give insight in direct flood damage of riverine and coastal floods.

RESIN Adaptation Options Library​

It contains a library of adaptation measures to address climate risks including heat, pluvial, fluvial and coastal floods and drought.

Figure 11: Panel that shows the historical heatwaves of a specific region (e.g. Logroño) Source: Tecnalia

Thermal Assessment Tool​

The Thermal Assessment Tool (TAT) to better understand past and future heatwave phenomena at regional and local scales in Europe to improve the adaptative capacity and support climate adaptation plans.

Pluvial hazard, risk assessment and adaptation

Tool designed to help local authorities to explore pluvial hazard & risk from extreme events. 

Assessment of Risk management capabilities​

This tool is used to guide review and/or self-assessment of risk management capabilities.

FloodAdapt Tool

FloodAdapt is a decision support tool for accelerating climate adaptation actions by understanding flood risks.

Climate Resilient City Tool (CRCTool)

The Climate Resilient City Tool supports climate adaptation planning and promotes dialogue on adaptation options.

Adaptation Catalyst​

The Adaptation Catalyst (AC) tool supports local decision makers and planners to explore system performance under changing conditions in uncertain futures.

Figure 8: Example of an impact diagram Photo by CAS. 

Climate Impact Diagrams

Climate Impact Diagrams build an understanding among city stakeholders on opportunities and risks of climate change for city sectors.

Figure 6: Crowdsource module in Cork, filled by UCC Geography students.

Crowdsource module for climate hazard mapping

The Crowdsource module visualises publicly generated climate data in a digital map.

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The climate story of Gdynia​

Short summary: A story about Jan and Maria during extreme precipitation.

Theme: Flooding

End user: Citizens

Link to the story: under construction