Future perspectives for a Regional Adaptation Strategy for Hotspot Mainport Schiphol (HSMS3.1)

Current and local weather conditions are critical to operations at Schiphol Airport. The report ‘Hotspot Mainport Schiphol – Future perspectives for a Regional Adaptation Strategy’ offers an initial outline for a climate change adaptation strategy for the airport. It is based on research into the climate change effects that will influence operations there.

The report looks specifically at delays in departure, arrival and ground operations as well as damage to infrastructure and equipment and the associated expense. The report also considers the airport’s drainage system, water buffers and flood risk management. Even in the current situation, the Schiphol organisation is making an ongoing effort to manage the influence of the weather and limit any negative impact. Developing an adaptation strategy is a logical next step in this process. In practical terms, this report is meant to supplement and strengthen the process of ‘adaptive management’.

Read English Summary: Future perspectives for a Regional Adaptation Strategy for Hotspot Mainport Schiphol.
Executive Summary, KvK rapport nummer 135/2014, ISBN 978-94-92100-04-7.