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D5.3: Report on construction and definition of an adaptation database in terms of characteristic attributes and problem categories

 

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Abstract

The aim of the MEDIATION Common Platform is to provide systematic access to adaptation related problem and method categories, and to link these with a toolbox as well as with a set of structured descriptions of case studies, the latter to serve as illustrative examples of problem - methodcombinations. Task 5.3 addresses the development of a database of adaptation information for the Common Platform. Deliverable D5.3 comprises four complementary sections:

Section 1 identifies and characterises the interlinked content ‘building blocks’ of a database holding the various facets of adaptation related information generated within MEDIATION, which will form the foundation of the Common Platform. This database will need to be partially adapted and extended over the remainder of the project’s runtime, but the outline given defines the main types of content the final Common Platform will make available.

Section 2 defines a classification scheme for adaptation options to provide the basis for a database to document those adaptation options (measures) that are addressed in the MEDIATION case studies.

Section 3 analyses potential for synergies from interlinking the Common Platform with CLIMATEADAPT.Additionally, we exemplarily address options for linking with other adaptation related information resources (CLIMSAVE, UNFCCC’s Local Coping Strategies Database, and weADAPT).

Section 4 complements the ‘bottom up’ approach taken in section 1 with an extensible interactive web based prototype. The focus so far has been laid on interlinking the typology of methods both with a set

of structured case descriptions and with the toolbox.

 

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