CRISI-ADAPT: Climate services to monitor and validate adaptation planning for early time horizons

16:15 Tuesday 28 May


Room S7


Robert Monjo (Spain) 1; Emma Gaitán (Spain) 1; Mercedes De Juan (Spain) 2; Josep Sanz (Spain) 2; Beniamino Russo (Spain) 3; Alberto Martín (Spain) 4; Marc Velasco (Spain) 3; Luis Torres (Spain) 4

1 - Climate Research Foundation (FIC); 2 - Fundación Valenciaport; 3 - Aquatec; 4 - Meteogrid

The challenge of the adaptation to climate-related risks is demanded for increasingly closer time horizons. Information on potential impacts modelled from near-term climate prediction is important to support adaptation planning and to deal with the main related natural disasters. The project Climate Risk Information for SupportIng ADAptation Planning and operaTion (CRISI-ADAPT) aims to monitor and improve the adaptation planning through a real-time implementation and validation according to near and seasonal range forecast of climate-related natural hazards. As risk management requires a holistic treatment of all interconnected sectors affected, CRISI-ADAPT will provide a democratisation of the climate risk information required by each end-user, according to the vulnerability information of them that is required by each impact model.

Therefore, identified available tools and data will be expanded and transparently used to support the adaptation and risk reduction activities planned by city governments, modellers, investors and traders related to all sectors potentially affected by climatic impacts. This includes public services or infrastructures, such as the water sector (treatment, supply and sanitation), energy (generation and supply), commodity (production and commercialisation) among others. Finally, the project is consistently implemented through a standardisation of metrics and climatic analysis criteria to ensure a correct use and interpretation of the possible climate scenarios and forecast uncertainties.