RAMSES brings together various scientific disciplines contributing to the knowledge on costs of climate adaptation in cities: adaptation, mitigation, climate change impacts, economics, architecture, infrastructure, urban and spatial planning, climate modelling, policy and governance, risks, resilience and vulnerability, health, and communication.

In order to do so, the RAMSES research applies the following concept:


Urban characteristics and their inter-linkages are identified and used to provide the local context for the assessment. From the top-down, drivers such as climate change and mitigation are used to quantify risks, vulnerabilities, costs and the benefits of adaptation which can be used to support the design of transition strategies in urban areas (source: own elaboration, skyline image from Photoshop Graphics 2012)

You can find more information about the single research activities here.

Research results are presented as project deliverables, scientific articles, a final scientific publication and a mid-term (embedded in ECCA 2015) and a final conference. Here you can find more information on the planned and realised papers and reports.

Peer-reviewed articles:



Europe The work leading to these results has received funding from the European Community's Seventh Framework Programme under Grant Agreement No. 308497
Project RAMSES - Reconciling Adaptation, Mitigation and Sustainable Development for Cities.