RAMSES – Science for cities in transition
RAMSES is a European research project which aims to deliver much needed quantification of the impact of climate change on cities and criteria to prioritise adaptation options. Through understanding city characteristics and climate change impacts on the urban scale, the project assesses risks and vulnerabilities and the costs and benefits of respective adaptation measures. RAMSES invites stakeholders to inform this research and to contribute context-specific knowledge to ensure the policy relevance of the results. This will ultimately enable the project to provide tools for defining an optimal transition pathway towards successful and efficient climate change adaptation and thereby towards healthy, attractive and functional urban environments. Case study cities are London, Rio de Janeiro, Antwerp, Bogotá, New York, Bilbao, Hyderabad and Skopje.