Climate-fit services are on!
Climate-fit project has reached a stimulating crossroad this week (11th and 12nd of December) with its General Assembly organized in Prague: climate data providers and end-users reported on the very recent release of their 6 demonstrations services. Services are on… and soon ready for replication in all over Europe!
Discover the new available Climate-fit services
Climate-fit project is about demonstrating the advantages of urban climate information to end-users in six concrete sectoral cases.
For the health sector in Barcelona, the service takes the form of a web-based interactive tool that shows heat-related mortality risks based on different factors such as age or gender. Local decision-makers already appreciate this very valuable assistance for taking adaptation measures.
Bern and Vienna are pilot cities for the building energy sector: different partners were proud to release a new version of the software Meteonorm that incorporates urban heat data for historic conditions (2000-2009 averages). Users are now capable of simulating urban heat islands effects in different locations of the city.
With frequent extreme rainfall and pluvial flood related disasters, emergency planning in Antwerp is a priority for the city. An urban flood hazard and risk maps for current climate and for 2030, 2050 and 2100 are service tools that assist different local public authorities like the fire brigade, the local police zone Antwerp, the regional traffic centre, and more generally, the city authorities. More exactly, they are 8 pluvial flood scenarios on the essential and vulnerable infrastructures (hospitals, strategic buildings, underground public transport stations, etc) of Anterp.
In Czech Republic, the cities of Prague and Ostrava can now use an open-source component based web application. With modification of the input land use layer, end-users from these cities can simulate different development local scenarios.
Vienna is also a pilot city for active mobility: users of Bike Citizens application are now capable of identifying regions or routes that are specifically exposed to meteorological conditions perceived as unattractive by the city’s cyclists. A very useful tool for any cyclists travelling around Vienna!
Rome is famous for its historical sites like the Colosseum. As part of the cultural heritage theme, one project is an online platform that shows selected touristic sites with relevant information about the heat stress, air quality and weather condition. This platform will be a must have in the upcoming years for tourists who want to get all type of information in hand for their visit of the city.
Replication cases are coming soon!
Climate-fit aims at moving forward and reaching an even more European scale… This is why all the different initial sectoral cases are going to be replicated. For instance, the health case will open a chapter in London. The active mobility sector is going to get a new life in Bremen and Berlin. New exciting challenges for Climate-fit in the upcoming months!
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