URCLIM 4th General Assembly

The 4th URCLIM General Asssembly took place in Saint-Mandé on the 26th and 27th of February 2020. The event has been hosted by our partner IGN – National Institute of Geographic and Forest Information.

What was it about?

This was about the latest research , project activities and results in the field of urban climate services of course! The interest of deep learning methods was also quickly addressed.

Another highlight of the two-day meeting was the training session about geoclimate chain to create urban maps for atmospheric models. This session has been organised by our partners from CNRS. The aim was to enable our European consortium to run geoclimate chain visualisation on our own computer from OpenStreetMap data on the territory of our choice! Our partner from Meteo Romania was particularly interested in this method applied to Bucharest.

From this meeting, we also pay attention to open access issues and we are all committed in doing our best to make our URCLIM related papers more accessible! You can, by the way, find some papers on the “Research papers” website. More recent and less recent papers will be openly published soon.

Last but not least, another point, less technical but not less important, was the amendment of the project! During the GA4, the extension of the project duration has been discussed. The General Assembly unanimously voted for a six-month extension of the project.

Stay tuned for more to come about URCLIM!