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Pan-European Urban Climate Services

Pan-European Urban Climate Services

Objective

Urban areas are very vulnerable to climate change impacts, because of the high concentration of people, infrastructure, and economic activity, but also because cities tend to exacerbate climate extremes such as heat waves and flash floods. The objective of the Pan-European Urban Climate Service (PUCS) project is to establish a service that translates the best available scientific urban climate data into relevant information for public and private end-users operating in cities.

This will be achieved by demonstrating the benefits of urban climate information to end-users, considering the sectors of energy, cultural heritage, mobility, energy, health, and urban planning. During the first half of the 30-month project, end-users (included as partners) and climate service providers will be involved in the co-design/-development of six concrete sectoral cases, to be implemented in Antwerp, Barcelona, Bern, Prague, Rome, and Vienna. Each of these cases will be subject to a detailed socio-economic impact analysis, quantifying the benefits of using urban climate information. The second half of the project will focus on upscaling and market replication, initially aiming at the extension with six new cases, involving new (non-financed) end-users. Through a business development strategy, supported by dissemination and marketing activities, we ultimately aim at acquiring six more cases by the end of the project, involving new business intermediaries without PUCS project financing, and demonstrating the long-term market viability of the service.

PUCS aims at a genuine market uptake of (urban) climate services, based on a distributed network of local business intermediaries throughout Europe, enhancing the awareness for urban climate-related issues in the end-user community, and converting (mature) research results into tailored added-value information, thus removing important barriers for the deployment of urban climate services.
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Coordinator

VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V.

Address

Boeretang 200
2400 Mol

Belgium

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 821 835

Participants (13)

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IMMO 14 GENOSSENSCHAFT

Switzerland

GISAT S.R.O.

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 210 000

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 395 625

FUNDACION PRIVADA INSTITUTO DE SALUD GLOBAL BARCELONA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 319 375

JOANNEUM RESEARCH FORSCHUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 352 250

T6 ECOSYSTEMS SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 171 062,50

ARCTIK SPRL

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 198 953,13

STAD ANTWERPEN

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 114 375

BIKECITYGUIDE APPS GMBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 77 000

SOPRINTENDENZA SPECIALE PER IL COLOSSEO IL MUSEO NAZIONALE ROMANO E L'AREA ARCHEOLOGICA DI ROMA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 115 000

INES ENERGIEPLANUNG GMBH

Switzerland

IURS - INSTITUT PRO UDRZITELNY ROZVOJ SIDEL ZS

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 71 750

Agencia de Salut Publica de Barcelona

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 89 375

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 730004

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 June 2017

  • End date

    30 November 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.5.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 514 416,25

  • EU contribution

    € 2 936 600,63

Coordinated by:

VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V.

Belgium