There are a variety of tools and methods which are helpful for adaptation. The tools below are those that have been selected as particularly relevant for CLIMATE-ADAPT. With the tools in particular, please take some time to understand their strengths and limitations by reading the associated documentation.
- The aim of the Adaptation Support Tool provided by CLIMATE-ADAPT is to assist users involved in development of climate change adaptation policies.
- The Search and Discover function allows for integrated searches through the contents (like datasets, documents, tools, guidance) of the CLIMATE-ADAPT quality controlled database.
- The Case Study Search Tool provides geographical access to case studies.
- The section on ‘Uncertainty guidance' provides guidance on handling uncertainty in the process of planning adaptation strategies.
- The CLIMATE-ADAPT Map Viewer provides observations and projections of climate change impacts, vulnerability and risks from the following projects and organisations: ClimWatAdapt, ESPON Climate, JRC-IES and ENSEMBLES.
- The ClimWatAdapt project develops an Integrated Assesment Framework for assessing vulbnerability to climate change and for assessing appropriate adaptation strategies. Results from the project (like the database of adaptation measures and vulnerability maps) are also integrated into the Clearinghouse Mechanism on Adaptation.
- The CLIMSAVE Integrated Assessment Platform is a user-friendly, interactive web-based tool that allows stakeholders to assess climate change impacts and vulnerabilities for a range of sectors, including agriculture, forests, biodiversity, coasts, water resources and urban development.
- Disclaimer: This tool is under development and will be fully operational at the end of the project, i.e. 2013. The current prototype shows functionalities of the tool but models are not inter-linked yet and content needs to be filled-up.
- The GRaBS Adaptation Action Planning Toolkit helps to plan for a changing climate across Europe.
- Warning: Please note that the tool uses Prudence (2004) and Espon project 1.3.1 (2006) data.
- The ECDC quantitative microbial risk assessment (QMRA) tool supports public health officers in European member states in the estimation of relative public health risks due to climate change.
- The ECDC handbook Climate change and communicable diseases in the EU Member States supports planning activities that anticipate and address the possible impact of climate change on communicable disease spread.