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Integrated Climate Adaptation Service Tools for Improving Resilience Measure Efficiency (CLARITY)


Urban areas and traffic infrastructure linking such areas are highly vulnerable to climate change. Smart use of existing climate intelligence can increase urban resilience and generate added value for businesses and society at large.

Based on the results of FP7 climate change, future internet and crisis preparedness projects (SUDPLAN, ENVIROFI, CRISMA) with an average TRL of 4-5 and following an agile and user-centred design process, end-users, purveyors and providers of climate intelligence will co-create an integrated Climate Services Information System (CSIS) to integrate resilience into urban infrastructure.

As a result, CLARITY will provide an operational eco-system of cloud based climate services to calculate and present the expected effects of climate change induced and amplified hazards at the level of risk, vulnerability and impact functions. CLARITY will offer what-If decision support functions to investigate the effects of adaptation measures and risk reduction options in the specific project context, and allow the comparison of alternative strategies.

Four demonstration cases will showcase CLARITY climate services in different climatic, regional, infrastructure and hazard contexts in Italy, Sweden, Austria and Spain; focusing on the planning and implementation of urban infrastructure development projects.

CLARITY will provide the practical means to include the effects of climate change hazards and possible adaptation and risk management strategies into planning and implementation of such projects, focusing on increasing climate change resilience. Decision makers involved in these projects will be empowered to perform climate proof and adaptive planning of adaptation and risk reduction options.

Due to the common urban structures and large-scale climate change impacts, Linz have been chosen as the demo case for the project. Linz, in fact, is a great example of how the population is suffering from heat exposure in Austria. This case study can serve as a base for development of operating procedures and climate services in other regional centres.

Project information



  • ATOS - Atos Research & Innovation (Spain)
  • CIS - cismet GmbH (Germany)
  • SMHI - Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (Sweden)
  • METEOGRID - Farisa Asesores y Consultores s.l. (Spain)
  • ZAMG - Zentralanstalt für Meteorologie und Geodynamik (Austria)
  • PLINIVS Study Centre - Study Centre for Hydrogeological, Volcanic and Seismic Engineering (Italy)
  • StockCity - City of Stockholm (Sweden)
  • EUREKA (Italy)
  • NAPOLI - City of Naples (Italy)
  • AEMET - Agencia Estatal de Meteorología (Spain)
  • WSP Sverige (Sweden)
  • ACCIONA-I - Acciona Corporation (Spain)
  • SCC - Smart Cities Consulting GmbH (Austria)
  • CABJON - County Administrative Board of Jönköping (Sweden)
  • CEDEX - Centro de Estudios y Experimentación de Obras Públicas (Spain)
  • LINZ - City of Linz
Source of funding


Published in Climate-ADAPT Dec 18 2019   -   Last Modified in Climate-ADAPT Sep 10 2022

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