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.  


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.

Action identification workshop

There are many different climate adaptation strategies that can be…

Mainstreaming opportunities workshop

Climate (adaptation) actions are sometimes very costly and…

Adaptation vision, goals, targets and actions workshop

Determining an objective adaptation vision for a city is a…

Climate Data Explorer​ 

Climate data can be in format difficult for non-experts…

Climate Status Tool​

A climate observation report has been produced every…

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. 

Windstorm damage assessment tool (WISC)​

Windstorms are among the costliest climate extremes in Europe…

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


GLOFRIS & Flopros models give insight in direct flood damage of riverine and coastal floods.

RESIN Adaptation Options Library​

The Adaptation Options Library is a searchable database of all kinds of adaptation measures…

Design Years for climate resilience buildings​

Typical design years (TDY) are used extensively by building…

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) helps visualize heat-related data to assess the impact of heatwave events.  

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 (Formerly known as CFRSS) 

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.

Dynamic Adaptive Policy Pathways (DAPP) and the Pathways Generator (PG)​

The Dynamic Adaptive Policy Pathways (DAPP) framework supports the…

Adaptation Catalyst​

The Adaptation Catalyst (AC) tool supports local decision makers…

Risk Prioritization Matrix

Identifying the key risks of climate change is not always a straightforward…

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.