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Climate Change Scenario Services: Mapping the future (SENSES)


The SENSES project revolved around the use of so-called climate services - easily accessible tools to share scientific information about climate scenarios with other users. Within the project there was a Dutch case study - the river basin of the Overijsselse Vecht. Based on a multi-scale vision (European, national, regional), researchers first (co-)produced desirable adaptation pathways together with stakeholders. These pathways were then tested against several possible scenarios and existing local initiatives. It was concluded that the agricultural sector and a transition to circular agriculture with a new business model are essential for achieving climate adaptation and mitigation objectives.

The results were combined to a tailor-made, user-determined Climate Scenario Toolkit including scenario visualization tools and co-creation techniques for three stakeholder groups:

  1. National and international climate policy makers;
  2. Regional climate scenario users;
  3. Businesses, particularly financial businesses.


ECCA 2021 - Climate Adaptation solutions video - SENSES

Project information


Potsdam Institut für Klimafolgenforschung (PIK), Germany


International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) Luxemburg

Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), Sweden

Wageningen University (WUR), The Netherlands

University of Applied Science Potsdam (FHP), Germany

Source of funding

The project SENSES is part of the European Research Area for Climate Services (ERA4CS), an ERA-NET initiated by JPI Climate. It is funded by BMBF (DE), BMWFW (AT), NWO (NL), FORMAS (SE) with co-funding by the European Union (Grant 690462).

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Published in Climate-ADAPT Feb 14 2022   -   Last Modified in Climate-ADAPT Sep 10 2022

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