HSRS01: Climate scan Schiphol region

The Schiphol region is an important economic driver. It is also very dynamic, not only due to the presence of Schiphol Airport, but also because of several extensive projects for the development of the northern part of the Randstad. This research was about the current spatial planning as well as future spatial developments. For this study the Climate scan was used, which originates from the province of Zuid-Holland and was further developed in the Climate effect atlas project (DHV, Alterra, KNMI) in the CcSP programme. Because of the national scale of the maps which were combined in the the quickscan, the study mostly focused on signalling issues and putting them on the agenda. The results of the quickscan lead to:

  • Awareness: the scan presents the challenges in a clear, accessible fashion
  • Prioritising: a weighed result, making clear which adaptation issues are most urgent for the Schiphol region
  • A research agenda: recommendations for further research

The quickscan used available map layers from the Climate effect atlas. It clarified what the most important consequences of climate change could be for the region. In the scan primary effects of climate change were translated into region specific consequences, the so called secondary effects. When these were confronted with the existing land use in the region, insight was gained in the consequences for the different functions, the tertiary effects. Based on effect and sensitivity indicators it was possible to determine the climate robustness of certain functions.

The final report of the project is available (in Dutch).