Road owners adapting to Climate Change
Road authorities need to evaluate the effect of Climate Change on the road network and take remedial action concerning design, construction and maintenance of the road network. The aim of Call 2012 Climate Change was to provide road owners with adaptation technologies and the models and tools to support decision-making concerning adaptation measures for the road infrastructure.
The programme funded two research projects – ROADAPT and CliPDaR. Individual project results are available at the links below.
ROADAPT – Roads for Today, Adapted for Tomorrow
ROADAPT targeted the need for a risk-based approach addressing causes, effects and consequences of weather related events to identify the major risks that demanding mitigating measures from road authorities. An initial framework for this had been prepared through the RIMAROCC framework (Risk Management for Roads in a Changing Climate) under ERANET ROAD Call 2011. ROADAPT aimed to further develop this framework into practical and useful methods for road owners and road operators.
- ROADAPT Project Results
- Quickscan A24 Portugal March 2014
- Report part A – Climate data requirements of National Road Authorities for the current and future climate
- Guideline Part B – performing a Quick scan on risk due to climate change
- Guideline Part C – GIS-aided vulnerability assessment for roads
- Guideline Part D – Socio-economic impacts analysis (WP3)
- Guideline part E – Selection of adaptation measures and strategies for mitigation
- Main Guidelines
- Database of Adaptation Techniques
CliPDaR (“Design guideline for a transnational database of downscaled climate projection data for road impact models”) addressed the need for review, analysis and assessment of existing (regional) Climate Change projections regarding transnational highway networks (TEN-T). The project CliPDaR engaged in:
- Assessment of statistical/dynamical downscaling: to facilitate a proper procedure that deals with the uncertainties of the future climate with respect to the needs of future budgets and maintenance issues
- Assessment of ensemble simulations and climate projections as well as the definition of a pragmatic data provision for decision making
- Assessment of future cold winters and hot summers in Europe.
- CliPDaR Project Description
- Report on the first Workshop 25-27 February 2013 (D1.1)
- Report on the outcome of the combined meeting (CliPDaR and ROADAPT), 3-4 April 2013 (D1.2)
- D1.2 Final Annex C
- Guidelines for the use of Statistical and Dynamical Downscaling results as input for impact models (D1.3)
- Report on the workshop held in Vienna at the ZAMG from the 6th to the 8th May 2013 ‘meeting the operators’ (D2.1)
- Guidelines on ensemble climate projection data (D2.2)
- Guidelines for coping with relatively cold winters/hot summers (D3.1)
- CliPDaR Final Report
- Design Guideline Annex of Final Report (D3.2)