About the ToPDAd Interactive Tool

Objectives and Partner Organisations

Tool Objectives

The ToPDAd interactive tool provides comprehensive guidance on the concepts and methodology developed in the ToPDAd project and interactive functions to explore the ToPDAd model output. It supports decision makers in learning from the ToPDAd assessment results and translating these to there own decision context. It also helps in understanding how the ToPDAd methodology and the developed toolbox can be operationalized to support decision making on adaptation strategies in other sectors or regions. 

The ToPDAd interactive tool:

  • provides an overview of the ToPDAd project and the methodology developed to assess regional regional, national, and EU-level adaptation needs, strategies and policies
  • publishes the main outcomes and key messages of the ToPDAd project, provides insight in its case studues and assessments and explains their broader significance.
  • explains how the "next-generation toolset" developed in the project has been applied to assess challenges covering a broad range of different climate change phenomena and impacts, that are also relevant for other European regions or Europe as a whole
  • provides an interactive, multi-dimensional data analysis tool that allows exploration of the detailed results of case themes and assessments and comparison and performance assessments of adaptation strategies over different scenarios over time

Further Information

Contact

Rob Lokers (Alterra, Wageningen UR)
E-mail: rob.lokers@wur.nl

Additional information:

The ToPDAd Consortium

The ToPDAd project was performed by a consortium of European research institutes and  organisations combining a diverse range of knowledge domains. Climate adaptation knowledge from the policy level to the applied level was combined with a diversity of sector (enery, transport, tourism) and macro level expertise. 

The ToPDAd consortium consists of the following partners:

Alterra offers a combination of practical, innovative and interdisciplinary scientific research across many disciplines related to the green world around us and the sustainable use of our living environment. Alterra's core activities are excellent science and bringing scientific knowledge to practice for policy and decision making in a variety of domains, among others climate change adaptation.  
The Institute of Economic Structures Research (GWS) is a private, independent economic research and business and policy consultancy organisation. The core activity is the development and application of empirical economic models at a range of scales. The GWS place great emphasis on ensuring that results are up-to-date, consistent and comprehensive and thus offer clients a comprehensible and operationalisable decision-making aid.

The Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI) is a research and service agency under the Ministry of Transport and Communication. FMI provides meteorological and climatological services for the general public, as well as for public and private decision makers. FMI performs research on meteorological modelling, atmospheric processes, air quality, climate change adaptation, as well as effectiveness of weather information and warning services

The Institute of Economic Structures Research (GWS) is a private, independent economic research and business and policy consultancy organisation. The core activity is the development and application of empirical economic models at a range of scales. The GWS place great emphasis on ensuring that results are up-to-date, consistent and comprehensive and thus offer clients a comprehensible and operationalisable decision-making aid.
CICERO Center for International Climate and Environmental Research - Oslo is Norway's foremost institute for interdisciplinary climate research. Playing an active role in the IPCC since 1995, CICERO is renowned for its research on the effects of manmade emissions on the climate, society's response to climate change, the formulation of international agreements and climate finance
JOANNEUM RESEARCH Forschungsgesellschaft mbH is one of the largest non-university research institutions in Austria. Through applied research and development, it endeavours to achieve competitive advantages for the economy and to bring about a secure future and higher quality of life for society. The Centre for Economic and Innovation Research – POLICIES works on the specialist research areas of technology, regional economic policy as well as environmental and resource economics, and has extensive experience in applying empirical methods of economic, social and risk research

ETH Zurich (the Swiss Federal Technical Institute) is the largest technical university in Switzerland, the top-ranked technical university in Europe and among the top 20 worldwide according to various university rankings. The Institute for Transport Planning and Systems (IVT) aims at advancing our understanding of travel behavior, develops new model systems for it, contributes to the research on transport processes in logistic chains and addresses the operations, safety and maintenance of land, air and water-based transport systems. 

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd is a state owned and controlled non-profit limited liability company established by law and operating under the ownership steering of the Finnish Ministry of Employment and the Economy. VTT's activities are focused on three areas: Knowledge intensive products and services, Smart industry and energy systems, and Solutions for natural resources and environment. VTT is impact-driven and from its wide multitechnological knowledge base, VTT can combine different technologies, produce information, upgrade technology knowledge, and create business intelligence and value added for its stakeholders.

Transport & Mobility Leuven is a private research company founded in 2002 by the KU Leuven and the Dutch research institute TNO. TML is specialised in quantitative transport research and transport modelling.  It is a multi-disciplinary team of high-level specialists in traffic engineering, transport modelling, transport economics, spatial economics and environmental science. TML  carries out research for governments and businesses to support their policy making. 

The Climatic Research Unit of the University of east Anglia is widely recognised as one of the world's leading institutions concerned with the study of natural and anthropogenic climate change. Consisting of a staff of around twenty research scientists and students, the Unit has developed a number of the data sets widely used in climate research, including the global temperature record used to monitor the state of the climate system, as well as statistical software packages and climate models.