PR 8.6 Climate adaptation platforms in action and networks: the practical challenges and lessons learned from designing and
operationalising web-based platforms

Thursday 12 May, 13.45 – 15.30, Goudriaan Room II

This session brings together users and developers of climate adaptation platforms, but also those considering developing and using such platforms. The session seeks to answer the following questions: What are the strengths and weaknesses of web-based platforms in enabling effective climate adaptation? Which tools (e.g. maps, visualisations, databases) are most suitable for integration in web-based platforms and which are not (and why not)? How to communicate uncertainties when working with web-based platforms? How to address practicalities of developing and using web-based platforms (incl. funding, institutional aspects, and continuity)? Additional information on this session can be found on the Climate Adaptation Services website.

Organised by Kim van Nieuwaal, Hasse Goosen, Climate Adaptation Services (CAS), the Netherlands
Roger Street, UK Climate Impacts Programme (UKCIP), United Kingdom
Julien Hoyaux, Service Public de Wallonie (SPW), Belgium
Barry O’Dwyer, Center for Marine and Renewable Energy (MaREI), Ireland
Robert Webb, Australian National University (ANU), Australia
David Rissik, National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF), Australia
Tiago Capela Lourenco, Ana Ferrada Gomes, University of Lisbon (UL), Portugal
Partners European Environment Agency (EEA), Denmark
European Joint Programming Initiative – JPI Climate
Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment, the Netherlands
PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency, the Netherlands
Chair Alfredo Redondo, C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, Brazil
Rapporteur Marit Heinen, Climate Adaptation Services CAS, the Netherlands
Presentations

Welcome and introduction
Kim van Nieuwaal, Climate Adaptation Services (CAS), the Netherlands

Overview of EEA activities including recent reports and Climate-ADAPT
André Jol, Kati Mattern, European Environment Agency (EEA), Denmark

Challenges for adaptation platforms
Roger Street, UK Climate Impacts Programme (UKCIP), United Kingdom

Climate Ireland: a case study on facilitating local authority planning for climate change
Barry O’Dwyer, Center for Marine and Renewable Energy (MaREI), Ireland

The Australian adaptation strategy and practical experience in adaptation support products
Robert Webb, Australian National University (ANU), Australia
David Rissik, National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF), Australia

The Dutch national climate adaptation portal and the real time use of the touch table
Hasse Goosen, Climate Adaptation Services (CAS), the Netherlands

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