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European Week of Regions and Cities

CityCLIM Services for Cities and Citizens with Demo of Heat Sensation Map

CityCLIM represents the fusion of innovative climate science, advanced weather modelling and new data sources to help cities adapt to and mitigate the impacts of climate change. The project uses in-situ and Earth Observation data for a high-resolution weather model to provide various City Climate Services (e.g. Heat Island Simulation and Strategies) for four pilot regions. The City Climate Services target two different stakeholders: the general public and decision makers. For instance, the CityCLIM simulation service provide city planners in the pilot regions with a dynamic platform to virtually test different mitigation strategies against Urban Heat Island (UHI) effects, which can be used by other cities. This event will provide an excellent insight into the CityCLIM project, its mitigation and adaptation services to address urban heat island and other climate related hazards, the background knowledge to understand e.g. the Urban Heat Effect and the Heat Index, a demonstration of the Heat Sensation engine with an opportunity for all participants to demo the application and provide feedback and discuss the possibilities of using the CityCLIM services for other interested cities. The Heat Sensation Engine, which will be demonstrated, is a personalised weather tool or map that allows users to select their thermal comfort zone, and the CityCLIM Advanced Urban Weather Model map shows the optimal areas for the user using a traffic light system.

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Stefan Horn

  • Researcher, Meteologix AG

Uta Koedel

  • Researcher, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research

Stephan Holsten

  • Project Coordinator, OHB System AG

Miriam Kachelmann

  • Researcher, Meteologix AG

Peter Dietrich

  • Department Head, Researcher, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research


Uta Koedel

  • Representative, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research GmbH - UFZ

Practical information

Tue 07/11/2023, 10:00 - 11:30 CET
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Session summary

- CityCLIM is able to equip cities with tools and insights to understand and mitigate urban climate challenges, such as the Urban Heat Island effect, through specialized services and data-driven solutions.
- CityCLIM provides specialized services in two core areas: Citizen Climate Knowledge and City Administration Services. The first educates and engages citizens about urban climate dynamics and potential hazards, especially in pilot cities. The second offers decision-makers tools to comprehend and simulate urban climate patterns, like heat islands and pollution, via user-friendly web interfaces.
- CityCLIM offers tailored solutions to urban climate concerns. From personalized consultations to top-notch technical infrastructure like 3D modelling, we ensure a smooth experience.
- The services are tested in pilot cities but it will be available as a service product after the project.