Story mapping



Story maps are interactive maps that allow you to tell stories. This is a feature that has now been introduced by CAS into the field of climate adaptation. It provides the possibility to give users insights into the consequences of climate change on the basis of a story. Such a story can focus on certain effects, a specific area or a certain period. For example, CAS developed a Story Map for the province Zuid-Holland and the municipalities of Weert/Nederweert

Interactive climate atlases 


An interactive climate atlas maps the effects of climate change for a specific region. The atlas provides insights into the opportunities and challenges that can be found in an area. The user itself can combine climate and vulnerability maps by using buttons in the atlas that enable users to switch “on” and “off” different climate effects and vulnerable objects. Among others, we made an interactive atlas for the water board Vallei and Veluwe, the province Gelderland, the regions Rotterdam and Haaglanden and the city Rotterdam

Climate impact atlas


This interactive tool maps out (future) threats for river and coastal flooding, pluvial flooding, drought, and heat stress. Fill in the name of your municipality to get a picture of how your area will be affected. The search option enables you to zoom directly to a particular municipality. Use the buttons in the lower left-hand corner to display the potential effects of climate change in 2050. The atlas contains national data. This means that they are merely indicative; they do not provide specific details at a neighbourhood or district level. However, the atlas will give you a quick impression of the effects that (could) affect your area. The atlas is intended to put water and climate issues on the agenda.

Web portal


In 2014, we developed a Knowledge Portal for Climate Adaptation on behalf of I&M and Knowledge for Climate. By now, the portal developed into the central portal for climate adaptation in the Netherlands. The portal and its integrated tools, such as the climate effect atlas, bring together, integrate, and make accessible current knowledge about climate adaptation for the public and private sector, as well as for civil society. CAS is currently working on the web portal on climate adaptation for the province Noord-Brabant. 

Climate Ateliers

A climate atelier is an interactive design workshop in which climate change knowledge is used to support spatial planning or strategy development. The objective of the climate atelier is to make the effects of climate change tangible and to develop a concrete perspective for climate action. Researchers, policy makers, and stakeholders can jointly explore important effects in the climate effect atlas. This supports the development of multi-level adaptation strategies.

Touch Table


A Touch Table is an interactive digital design table that can display and combine numerous climate and policy maps. The tool makes the interaction between specific spatial developments and climate effects visible. This allows focus areas to be identified in an easy way. Additionally, with its simple zooming in and out feature, the Touch Table easily encourages work on different scales. Measures can also be fully integrated into the tool. Read about how the tool contributed to the development of the Bangladesh Delta Plan 2100 here. 


Climate Costs (clico) tool


Climate adaptation, doesn’t it cost a lot of money or can it also bring us benefits? CAS developed the Clico tool, which allows an indicative calculation to be made of what costs can be avoided if a city adapts to climate change. The tool gives an indication of damage costs that are attributed to climate change, particularly in coastal and river floods, drought and heat stress. The municipalities Amersfoort and Haarlem asked CAS to carry out a clico analysis for their cities. 

Rapid Assessment Tool


Developing adaptation strategies to climate change requires making choices and trade-offs among various interests. The Rapid Assessment Tool allows the assessment of strengths and weaknesses of adaptation strategies and therefore supports users not only in making decisions and trade-offs, but also provides the basis for re-designing and improving the strategies. The tool is able to take into account the effectiveness of adaptation strategies, their sustainability and aspects regarding the ease of implementation. It can be used in a one-day workshop and is thus a powerful tool for stakeholder involvement. Many valuable insights for the Bangladesh Delta Plan 2100 were provided by this tool.