CLIMATE CHANGE RISKS AND ADAPTATION

Climate change is a reality and a threat for multitude of zones of the whole planet. Changes in meteorological patterns and the rise of the level of the sea are an important risk especially in the coastal zones.

Although a series of measures have been established worldwide that should imply a reduction of the effects, it is necessary to consider how we can adapt to the new situation foreseen in the near future. This adaptation is developed around three fundamental questions: how will climate change affect us?, what will the damage be?, and how can we adapt by increasing our resilience?

At IHCantabria, we have experience and knowledge to analyze climate change from its effects until the design of solutions.

Methodology

By analyzing impacts, we are able to determine the extent of the flooding, erosion and other threats (such as winds or droughts) that climate change is expected to produce.

By characterizing the exposure and vulnerability of the populations and areas affected by previous impacts, we can quantify the expected damages and calculate the risk.

Thanks to specific studies of each case, we are able to develop a portfolio of measures that can be used to adapt as efficiently as possible, increasing the resilience of the affected societies.

Areas of Expertise

Flooding study with probabilistic analysis

Erosion study with probabilistic analysis

Characterization of the exposure

Including population, stock (residential, industrial, commercial), critical infrastructures.

Development of resilient solutions

Allowing adaptation to climate change customized for each situation and project.

Analysis of the consequences of climate change on coastal ecosystems

By characterizing said systems and the possible threats posed by changing environmental conditions.

Analysis of risk due to climate change

Development of risk maps and damage curves (historical, synthetic and hybrid). Probabilistic risk processing to obtain the expected annual damage.

SIGNIFICANT PROYECTS

SIGNIFICANT PROYECTS

Climate Change in the Spanish Coast (C3E)

The C3E project viewer integrates the results of the “Climate Change on the Spanish Coast” project that was carried out from 2009 to 2012 for the Spanish Office of Climate Change of the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food.
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development of the disaster risk profile for paraguay

One of the most relevant challenges for floating offshore wind is the development of platforms with low operating costs that can be outfitted and/or maintained in conventional ports. This entails the use of low-maintenance materials such as concrete, which has a proven durability in marine environments.

Climate Risk management

Ports and maritime transport for the World Bank.

ECA Trinidad and Tobago

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ÍÑIGO J. LOSADA

Researcher || Senior Expert in Climate Change and Adaptation

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