Who we are

Get to know our team

We are the CAS Foundation: Climate Adaptation Services. A committed, passionate and creative team. From many different areas of expertise, we work together on the same mission: a climate-proof world for everyone. Curious about the people behind CAS? Keep on reading!


CAS through time

Start of Climate Adaptation Services

CAS is established from the Knowledge for Climate research programme (2008-2014), with the aim of ensuring the continuity of the Climate Impact Atlas.

Launch Knowledge Portal for Spatial Adaptation

CAS launches the first version of the Knowledge Portal for Climate Adaptation, commissioned by the Ministry of Infrastructure (IenW) and Knowledge for Climate.

NKWK Climate-proof Cities

CAS, together with the ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management and STOWA, is initiator of the knowledge programme NKWK Climate-proof Cities.

Relocation to Bussum

CAS moves to the water tower in Bussum, one of the most sustainable office buildings in the Netherlands.

International network Climate Adaptation Platforms

CAS is co-initiator of an international network for climate portals, that has produced the KE4CAP project.

Publication National Climate Adaptation Strategy

CAS co-authored the National Climate Adaptation Strategy (NAS).

Climate impact assessments as a starting point for stress tests

The Delta Plan for Spatial Adaptation (DPRA) agreed that local authorities will make climate stress tests. The Climate Impact Atlas is the starting point with basic information.

LIFE IP Climate Adaptation

Together with team NAS, RIVM and Deltares, CAS takes the initiative to submit a LIFE IP application, which will be honoured in 2021.

Bangladesh adopts Delta Plan

CAS plays a role in both the preparations and implementation of this plan.

First Finance Lab

CAS together with Wageningen Environmental Research (WER) organises the first lab on climate risks for the financial sector.

Launch Climate Damage Atlas

CAS launches the first version of the Climate Damage Atlas.

Scientific review Delta Programme

CAS coordinates the six-yearly scientific review of the Delta Programme.

First Monitoring Lab

CAS organises the first Climate Adaptation Monitoring Lab.

Award Copernicus

CAS wins award at the Copernicus Climate Change Service Gala with a climate service for farmers in Kenya.

Update Climate Impact Atlas

To cope with increasing numbers of visitors, the Climate Impact Atlas software has been updated and the website made more user-friendly.

European project REACHOUT

Together with Deltares, CAS wins the EU project REACHOUT. This project applies the approach of the Delta Plan Spatial Adaptation in seven regions in Europe.

Official launch of Knowledge Portal in Bangladesh

Bangladesh is launching a knowledge portal to support its Delta Plan. This portal was developed by CAS together with Bangalese partners.

Ten-year anniversary CAS!

CAS celebrates its 10th anniversary with a symposium in Bussum. Together with our network, we set joint ambitions around the Climate Adaptation Knowledge Portal and the Climate Impact Atlas.


Supervisory Board

Marianne Linde


Linda Herms


Kees van Deelen


Pier Vellinga


How was CAS created?

CAS was born out of the research programs Knowledge for Climate and Climate changes Spatial Planning, supported by and in close cooperation with WENR, KNMI and Deltares.