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CLIMSAVE Integrated Assessment Platform (IAP1) / IMPRESSIONS Integrated Assessment Platform (IAP2)


The CLIMSAVE Integrated Assessment Platform (IAP1) is a unique user-friendly, interactive web-based tool that enables European stakeholders to explore the complex multi-sectoral issues surrounding impacts, vulnerability and adaptation to climate and socio-economic change across Europe within the agriculture, forestry, biodiversity, water, coastal and urban sectors.

A range of climate change scenarios from the IPCC 4th Assessment Report are incorporated into the IAP1 to allow users to explore the effects of climate change uncertainties on impacts and vulnerabilities.

In addition four contrasting socio-economic storylines, developed in a series of participatory workshops by European stakeholders and quantified have been included in the IAP1. This led to strong feelings of ownership of the scenarios which illustrate that a broad range of futures are envisioned to be plausible for Europe ranging from the very positive (We are the World) to the very negative (Should I Stay or Should I Go).

A broad range of adaptation options to address the impacts of climate change in Europe is also part of the IAP1; which allows the user to consider their costs, capital requirements, applicability, effectiveness and secondary (synergistic and cross-sectoral) impacts. Detailed assessment is needed to take account of local conditions and constraints.

Two versions of IAP1 exist for Europe (the EU28 plus Norway and Switzerland) operating at a spatial resolution of 10 arcmin x 10 arcmin (approximately 16km x 16km) and for Scotland operating at a spatial resolution of 5km x 5km.

The IMPRESSIONS Integrated Assessment Platform (IAP2) is an extension of the CLIMSAVE Integrated Assessment Platform (IAP1) developed within the IMPRESSIONS research project. It updates the scenarios included in the platform to the latest IPCC scenario framework of Representative Concentration Pathways (RCPs) and Shared Socio-economic Pathways (SSPs) and extends the time horizon for projections of impacts, vulnerability and adaptation to 2100.

* Please note that both IAP1 and IAP2 can be run only with Internet Explorer, due to Silverlight restrictions.

Reference information

Environmental Change Institute Oxford University Centre for the Environment

Published in Climate-ADAPT Jun 07 2016   -   Last Modified in Climate-ADAPT Dec 12 2023

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