Characterize and anticipate climate phenomena such as extreme events, heat islands, thermal stresses, floods, air pollution, and drought—on an urban micro-scale—by analyzing in three dimensions (3D) the influence of global climate change and the impacts of human activity on the atmosphere and on the micro-climate of cities.
Operator of an airborne climate measurement network: the Climate Birds network.
Based on the meteoblue system and the “C-Birds One” demonstrator
On a micro-scale, in targeted urban areas, assessing future climate hazards and trends in terms of heat islands, thermal stresses, precipitation, air pollution, drought, etc.
Specific dedicated projects / Consulting and ad hoc expertise
Based on the Climate Birds observation network
Over an entire city or metropolis, modeling climate risks at micro-scale (by district) in the medium and long term, evaluating the impact of envisaged solutions to the identified risks.
Subcription to an information and multicriteria spatio-temporal modeling platform that offers generic solutions and sectoral applications
01. Adapt cities to climate change
Outline the climate trends of a given city in the short- to mid- term, taking into account:
- The climate history of the city,
- The geography and urban shape,
- The evolution of key parameters such as temperature, rainfall, winds, nebulosity, radiant fluxes, and evapotranspiration,
- The impact of variability and climate change upon human activities and health.
DELIVERABLE: A climate profile of the city, the main risks to expect in the near future, and decisions to implement into the adaptation scheme. All available in a confidential report supported by scientific material.
Provide forecasts of extreme climate events in the mid- to long term that could impact a city:
- By using a permanent observation network on the ground and in the boundary layer of the atmosphere to monitor the variability of different climate parameters (Climate Birds and the meteoblue network),
- Model the data sets in an application dedicated to the analysis of the urban micro-climate.
DELIVERABLE: An urban map of climate events and their frequencies will be released via a secured information platform. Through the model, assessing the capacity for adaptation would be tested.
02. Anticipate climate risks on an urban micro-scale
Model the climate for a given district using an automatic scientific approach:
- Use an urban climate model that takes into account all the local elements that can have an impact on the local climate , such as buildings, ground cover, green surfaces, anthropogenic activities, geography and orography,
- Analyze global, regional, and local historical climate data that has an impact on urban microscale climates. Complement with real-time analyses of climate parameters,
- Deploy an observation network to monitor the earth’s surface and the atmospheric boundary layer (Climate Birds and Meteoblue networks).
DELIVERABLE: a synthesis of climate events linked to the district, including trends and solutions to help minimizing climate impact.