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

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…

Social Vulnerability to Environmental Hazards Index

Vulnerability is one of the three key constituents of risk, along…

Windstorm damage assessment tool (WISC)​

Windstorms are among the costliest climate extremes in Europe…

GLOFRIS & FLOPROS models​

Riverine floods are among the most damaging extreme climate events…

GLOFRIS & FLOPROS models​

Riverine floods are among the most damaging extreme climate…

RESIN Adaptation Options Library​

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

Explorer for bias-adjusted extreme values​     

Climate change effects across all areas of life require a…

Design Years for climate resilience buildings​

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

Thermal Assessment Tool​

It provides an interactive and informative dashboard to show…

Pluvial flood hazard and risk assessment in urban areas (C3S)

Intense convective precipitations are a major risk to urban…

Assessment of Risk management capabilities​

This tool is a Systematic evaluation of DRM capabilities, and opportunities for improvement​.

Community Flood Resilience Support System (CFRSS)

The CFRSS aims to support communities in risk assessments for coastal flooding…

Climate Resilient Tool​ 

The Climate Resillient Cities Toolbox can be used to explore which…

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…

Sector-based impact diagrams

Based on an analysis of sector-based impacts, draft impact diagrams can be set up.

Crowdsource for Climate Hazard Mapping

It is often challenging to find ready to use spatial data on climate hazards and vulnerable locations