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. Beginning with innovative remote sensing technology, AdapKIT quantifies potential short-term financial losses and provides personalized solutions to be implemented.
Technology validated in relevant environment.
Fidelity of breadboard technology increases significantly. The basic technological components are integrated with reasonably realistic supporting elements so they can be tested in a simulated environment. Examples include “high-fidelity” laboratory integration of components.
AdapKIT was today developed for an initial case study for the city of Torino (Italy). Through that effort, a prototype of the tool was developed and presented in an international conference in Helsinki in September 2017. The demonstration included an Urban Heat Island analysis which was analyzed together with the exposure portfolios. A survey template was developed and the associated adaptation report was produced. All the basic technological components were developed and tested in this case study. Future developments will be tested during subsequent case studies.

How does it work?

AdapKIT is a web-based interface developed to evaluate hazards, exposure and adaptation. GeoAdaptive offers clients a personal login to access the platform and run their analysis. Users provide custom input data defining the hazard of interest with spatial data on specific exposure portfolios (population or infrastructure). The tool enables users to identify the most exposed elements and download a customized report for their study area. Finally, the tool offers a survey which is used to personalize the adaptation analysis. In fact, the user can also generate a report that identifies and prioritizes which adaptation measures can be implemented, offering a preliminary ranking of the suitability for the specific hazard and scale of interest.