This project will deliver a consistent baseline of climate and natural hazard metrics for use in climate change risk assessments. It's part of a project building a UK-wide climate hazard map providing current and future risk data for overheating, humidity, storm damage, slope failure, flooding, soil heave/shrinkage and coastal erosion.
|This is the first UK-wide climate hazard map for heritage. It builds on a National Trust project, with sustainability advisors 3keel, to develop a hazard map for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The four UK nations have collaborated and commissioned 3Keel to develop the map further, including a second phase (version 1.5) with an additional 16 hazards, extending its reach to include Scotland. The intention is that as new data become available, the ‘UK Climate Hazard Map for Heritage’ will be updated.
Building on UK-wide collaboration, there is an emerging programme of research around understanding and managing climate hazards and responses. This involves work with academic research partners including Exeter, Cardiff Metropolitan and Reading universities. The programme aims to develop a UK-wide understanding of: climate change hazards; the vulnerabilities of heritage assets to climate change impacts; risk assessment; adaptation solutions for the historic environment; and to better support the UK Government as a sector. The UK-wide map is not yet live, but the NT hazard map for England, Wales and Northern Ireland is.