About CAS

The Climate Adaptation Services foundation (CAS) is a non-profit organisation that provides products and services to anticipate the impacts of climate change. CAS provides support by offering insights into (local) climate impacts, as well as the methods and tools necessary for establishing climate-proof areas.

CAS was founded within the context of the Dutch national research program “Knowledge for Climate” (2008-2014) and builds on the knowledge and experiences gained in the program. Together with various knowledge institutes and consultancies, we work together on the update of the Climate Impact Atlas and the Knowledge Portal for Spatial Adaptation: the platform for climate adaptation in the Netherlands.

We have visualized the current and future impacts of a changing climate for many Dutch municipalities, water boards and provinces; and contributed to Climate Ateliers. Within Europe, we are active in developing climate services, amongst others within Era4CS and Copernicus. In addition, we are involved in projects in Southeast Asia. The project map gives an overview of our projects.

Our starting point is 'keep it simple'. Focus on the information that the local official, water expert, adviser or other professional can work with.

CAS is located in the water tower in Bussum, the most sustainable office building in the Netherlands (2011). Read more about the water tower on the contact page.


The CAS Team


Hasse Goosen

In his 20 yrs working career Hasse Goosen (PhD) has supported numerous governments at different administrative levels in the development of adaptation plans and strategies. He is director of the Climate Adaptation Services Foundation, a not-for-profit organization that integrates, visualizes and discloses climate information to support adaptation planning. He has as affiliation with Alterra-WUR as a project leader/senior researcher on climate change and adaptation. Hasse is experienced in the development and application of planning and decision support tools and techniques in the field of water management and adaptation to climate change. Currently he leads the Climate Atlas and touchtable development in Bangladesh, in the Himmalaya countries (the Hi-aware project) and in Indonesia (JCP project). He is also involved in the development of the Copernicus Climate Service development in Europe through the ClipC project. 


Arjen Koekoek

Arjen Koekoek (MSc) is advisor climate adaptation and GIS expert. Central in his work is making climate information accessible for policy development and stakeholder involvement. He has a background in spatial planning (MSc) and GIS (MSc) and combines these expertise fields to develop applied mapping tools for end users. The past seven years he is active in the field of climate adaptation, where he connects his knowledge of climate information sources with user demands. As project leader Arjen is responsible for development of several products on national and international level, ranging from Climate Atlasses to Story Maps.


Menno van Bijsterveldt

Menno van Bijsterveldt (MSc) is advisor in the field of climate change and adaptation. He has developed expertise in the visualisation of climate change data and in making climate change knowledge accessible. As a climate scientist he was involved in the development of the Dutch climate adaptation portal and worked on the further development of the Climate Atlas, which visualises (future) threats for river- and coastal floods, urban floods, droughts and heat in the Netherlands. Currently Menno works on the development of national and international climate atlasses. Besides he is responsible for the development and application of the ‘climate cost tool’.


Marit Heinen

Marit Heinen (MSc) holds a Bachelor degree in biology (University of Amsterdam) with a focus on biodiversity and ecosystems. She did her Masters at the VU University: Environment and resource management. She worked at the Dutch research programme Climate Changes Spatial Planning where she was responsible for coordinating and monitoring 15 different projects in the field of climate change for more than 4 years. She contributed to and edited publications and made sure that scientific knowledge was accessible for policy makers. As a scientific project officer at the Dutch research programme Knowledge for Climate, she coordinated different projects such as the review of the quality of the preferential strategies and the Delta Decisions of the Dutch Delta Programme.


Kim van Nieuwaal

Kim van Nieuwaal (PhD) is a specialist in science-policy interactions, particularly in the field of adaptation to climate change. As a seasoned knowledge broker he has been advisor to ministries, provinces, municipalities, universities, knowledge institutes, ngo's and businesses. He has an extensive network in academia, policy and practice. Kim was program manager of the Netherlands national research program Knowledge for Climate. He has been involved in climate adaptation strategies for Rotterdam, The Hague, Mainport Schiphol Airport, the South-west Delta, the Wadden Sea and the major rivers in the Netherlands.


Onno Piek

Onno Piek has worked his entire professional career in finance. He was Programme Controller for the Foundation Knowledge for Climate as well as Controller for the Foundation Climate Changes Spatial Planning. Onno has wide experience in providing and optimizing financial administrations. He is also well up in producing estimates, management  reports and annual accounts, and has specific expertise with various national- and international (European) subsidy programmes (ESF and ERDF). As a consultant he has worked for several commercial companies and for the government (municipalities and provinces). Currently Onno is responsible for the financial administration of CAS.


Eva Boon

Eva Boon is project employee within CAS and has a background in Environmental Governance, a research master at Utrecht University. For CAS, Eva conducted her graduation research on the Climate Adaptation Atlas and evaluated its usability. For this purpose, she interviewed scientists, consultants and policy makers of five municipalities. The research focused on gaining an understanding on how the context of policy makers and scientists influences the usability of the Atlas. Next to this the role of co-production processes in generating usable climate information was studied.


Felix van Veldhoven

Felix van Veldhoven (MA) is advisor in the field of climate adaptation and a geo-information specialist. With a background in human geography and urban & regional planning, he gained a deep understanding of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), spatial data, Extract-, Transform- and Load- (ETL) processes and geoprocessing. Being seconded to organisations like the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, ProRail, Network Rail, Provinces, municipalities and water boards, Felix aims at creating a sustainable future by using state-of-the-art geospatial intelligence. As a consultant, he specialised in spatial decision support systems, using an application for touch tables that improves and accelerates spatial decision making.


Merlijn van Selm

Merlijn van Selm works at CAS as a climate adaptation consultant. During his Master's Degree Water Science and Management at Utrecht University he first encountered a climate adaptation issue. Owing to the broad range of interests and activities pursued inside and outside of university, he possesses the right set of skills to understand and communicate scientific climate information to the end-users in a broader socio-economic context.