AdapKIT helps businesses, communities, and homeowners get climate ready. The tool provides the insights clients need to assess their vulnerability to extreme natural events, and provides risk reduction strategies through a customized set of adaptation measures prioritized according to their specific needs, opportunities and risks.
Users provide custom input data defining the hazard of interest. These spatial data are visualized through the tool along with a reference basemap. A customized report is created providing the hazard map and additional details specific to the hazard prone areas. Different type of hazards can be uploaded and integrated into a multi-hazard assessments.
The tool enables users to identify the most exposed elements according to the specific portfolios (population or infrastructure) they upload. A customized report for the study area is automatically generated where a quantification of the exposed elements is provided with the exposure map. Area with the greatest exposure are also provided.
The AdapKIT tool seeks to create a private facing web interfacethat provides users with a secure account to upload data, run analyses, and generate customized reports. The tool formulates insightful data-driven snapshots of thematic issues related to each hazard and its predicted impacts, which can be easily visualized at different scales.
The tool offers a survey which is used to personalize the adaptation analysis. . Based on their responses, the user can generate a report that identifies and prioritizes adaptation measures, offering a preliminary ranking of the relative suitability for the specific hazard and scale of interest, according to their specific needs and available resources.
The AdapKIT tool generates an automatic report that shows the most impactful adaptation strategies. The output shown here is tailored according to the responses to customization questions within the online interface. GeoAdaptive hazard adaptation experts developed a method that was inspired by the STAPLEE methodology created by FEMA (FEMA, 2003) to establish selection criteria. By assigning values to indicator in each subcategory, scores for the adaptation strategies were tallied across all criteria. The overall score for each strategy is determined by combining the scores across all subcategories. The example on the right represents a summary of one adaptation strategy and the corresponding prioritization scores generated by the tool.
. Rapidly identify critically exposed facilities and assets;
. Increase the awareness of climate exposure to management;
. Provide list of prioritized strategies with science-based and data-driven analytics;
. Mainstreaming risk analysis into a range of specific plans;
. Demonstrate the potential economic savings.
. Collecting hazard-specific satellite imagery and exposure portfolio data;
. Benchmarking each facility using carefully selected climate risk indicators;
. Assessing risks at the facility, district, municipal and regional levels;
. Spatially identifying exposed elements and quantifying the value of potential losses;
. Recommending specific adaptation strategies that optimize economic effort.
• to adequately develop energy strategy
• to select key areas for public use
• to maintain infrastructure functionality
• to manage energy consumption
• to identify threats to human safety
• to optimize operating costs
• to manage energy consumption
• to identify risk reduction measures
• to reduce operating and insurance costs