INXCES participates in international climate cityscan Rotterdam

First City Climate Scan Rotterdam is promising


An international team of young professionals and students, together with industry researchers, has measured the air quality, heat stress, pollution (surface water and plastic waste) and flood hazard in Rotterdam. On behalf of the City Development Service of the City of Rotterdam, on 18 and 22 September, this City Climate Scan took place in Rotterdam. The City Climate Scan is a joint initiative of the Rotterdam University, Hanze University and Gdansk Technical University. NWP facilitated contacts between the knowledge institutes and is actively involved in further follow-up activities. INXCES will research if new method for acquiring data is useful for calibration of models for extreme climate events.

In City Climate Scan, different urban parameters are measured in a short period of time. With the scan, the initiators hope to gain insight into the vulnerability of cities to future climate change. Both colleges will evaluate the week of evaluation, after which the measurement week can be implemented in many other cities in the coming years to increase the (international) awareness of various parties. There are already contacts with interested cities in Indonesia (Semarang), Philippines (Manila), but also with the cities of Gdansk, Bucharest, Copenhagen, Valencia and Barcelona. From 7 October, the City Climate Scan Challenge will take place in Cebu City, Philippines. Read more in the articles of the AD and the National Educational Guide.

For more information, please contact Floris Boogaard (Hanze University) ,  Rick Heikoop (University of Rotterdam) and / or Edyta Wisniewska (NWP)