About us

The Climate Impact Atlas for Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba (BES islands) shows the current and the projected climate effects for the Caribbean part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

Why a Climate Impact Atlas?

The Climate Impact Atlas BES gathers key information about the effects climate change in the Caribbean part of the The Netherlands by turning scientific knowledge into accessible insights. Although many organisations are working on the topic of climate change, there is still limited data available for Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba. The Climate Impact Atlas BES is a result of shared efforts, bringing together the available knowledge in a central place. The aim is to best help governments, individuals and communities understand the effects and vulnerabilities specific to their region.

Who are contributing to the development?

This atlas is financed by the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, with the CAS Foundation (Climate Adaptation Services) as coordinator. De data for the atlas is being provided by the Dutch Caribbean Biodiversity Database (DCBD), the Institute for Environmental Studies (VU-IVM), the Royal Dutch Meteorological Institute (KNMI) and Wageningen University & Research (WUR). The NWO-Islanders at the Helm programme has contributed to the local embedding and Caribbean research perspective.

Other involved organisations

Support for the Climate Impact Atlas has been provided by The Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance (DCNA), Openbaar Lichaam Bonaire (OLB), TERRAMAR museum, STINAPA, EcoVision, Wageningen Environmental Research (WENR), the Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies (KITLV), Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), Rijkswaterstaat (RWS), Informatiehuis Marien, Deltares, and the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO).

Any tips or questions?

We invite you to share tips, comments, or questions regarding this Climate Impact Atlas via the contact form.