The ¨Regional Exchange Information System (REIS)¨ is an open and multidisciplinary platform in which stakeholders; policymakers, sector rulers and practitioners from local to national level, can interact, propose new ideas of collaborative work, and activities with the scientific communities engaged in the study of Climate Impacts and Risk Management strategies of blue economy sectors at island level.
Through its expert’s panel the platform is open to provide solutions in support of Climate Resilient Management in EU islands and outermost regions, and mainstream actions and methodologies for climate change research to coastal zones of the European Union and beyond. Hence, the REIS platform offers a huge opportunity for all islands and coastal areas to discuss intensively and to establish a benchmark for Adaptation and Blue Growth.
But the most powerful service provided by the REIS is the Adaptation Support Tool for Islands. This tool allows stakeholders to access specific knowledge generated by Soclimpact project, regarding physical impacts, non-market and socio-economic consequences of climate change for 12 EU islands case studies (Azores, Madeira, The Balearic Islands, The Canary Islands, Sicily, Sardinia, Corsica, West Indies, Malta, Cyprus, Crete and Fehmarn). It also proposes alternative viable adaptation pathways that are framed by the geographic, economic, and social context of each island and is a result of stakeholders’ consultation process carried out in these islands.