Our multi hazard assessment

GeoAdaptive conducts a multi-hazard analysis to identify areas that are affected by multiple hazards. These areas are considered more susceptible to natural hazards, and the combined socioeconomic risk associated with these hazards. 

For each assessed hazard, a set of events are defined along with their respective frequencies of occurrence, which are an integral representation of the related hazard (flood, tsunami, storm surge, cyclones). Each hazard scenario considers the extent and severity of the phenomenon, which permits the comparison of impacts from events with specified return periods. The assessment also integrates an analysis of the extent to which climate change can exacerbate or reduce the impacts of natural hazards in the future, in order to project changes in exposure and risk.

The maps on the slider at the bottom of the page show the results of this analysis.

Our way of thinking about Climate Change

We believe that the challenge of climate change gives us a unique opportunity to understand global inequalities that are affecting the world, and to promote new tools and strategies in which we consider economic production, livelihoods, and environmental conservation.

We explore climate change analysis not from the metereological and climatological perspective, but we believe that the availability of open data and new technologies give us a huge quantity of information needed to study the effects of long-term shifts in regional climate.

Our approach focuses primarily on looking into global climate projections and extracting the most relevant variables that influence hazards and other types of risks. We look at historical variations (temperature, rainfall) to understand how metereological conditions are changing geographically and over time. Through the analysis of these changes on urban and environmental systems, we develop innovative strategies and action plans, socioeconomic assessments and feasibility studies as well as climate-proof design across a range of different fields. 

Our approach focus primarily on looking inside the global prediction and model and extract the most relevant data factors that influence hazard and different type of risks. We look data variations (temperature, rains) to understand how spatial metereological conditions (above all hydro-meteorological) are going to change in the space. Suddenly we take the results to develop an innovative approach to strategies and action plans, socioeconomic assessments and feasibility studies as well as climate-proof project development and design in a range of different fields. 

Our Services

Strategic Analysis on Climate Change Impacts and Variations

  • Climate change analysis considering global models and extracting factors that influence hazards [see Data and Technology].
  • Illustrations of climate change information in space and time to understand potential urban and environmental transformations [see Urban Sustainability and Environmental and Conservation Planning].
  • Integration of climate change scenarios into hazard modeling.
  • Climate change’s influence in the agricultural, economic, social and environmental aspects [see ARID project].

Multi-Hazard Modeling

  • Participatory hazard selection engaging stakeholders through workshops and meeting.
  • Hazard modeling and simulation considering use of probabilistic projections.

Selected Samples

Practice areas

For more information

North and South America

Dr. Juan Carlos Vargas Moreno
Managing Partner
jcvargas@geoadaptive.com
+1 617 227 8885 (GMT -05:00)

 Africa and Europe

Dr. Enrico Ponte
Risk and Resilience Analyst
eponte@geoadaptive.com
+1 617 227 8885 (GMT +01:00)

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Featured Project

Resilience Evaluation – Hurricane Odile

La Paz, BCS, Mexico

Hazard Vulnerability and Risk Assessment

San Jose, Costa Rica