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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.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /social sciences/economics and business
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services

Call for proposal

H2020-SC5-2016-TwoStage
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V.
Address
Boeretang 200
2400 Mol
Belgium
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 821 835

Participants (15)

IMMO 14 GENOSSENSCHAFT

Participation ended

Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Fabrikstrasse 14
3012 Bern
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
GISAT S.R.O.
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 210 000
Address
Milady Horakove 1523/57A
170 00 Praha 7
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 395 625
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FUNDACION PRIVADA INSTITUTO DE SALUD GLOBAL BARCELONA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 319 375
Address
C Rossello 132 Planta 05
08036 Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
JOANNEUM RESEARCH FORSCHUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 352 250
Address
Leonhardstrasse 59
8010 Graz
Activity type
Research Organisations
T6 ECOSYSTEMS SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 171 062,50
Address
Via Aureliana 63
00187 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ARCTIK SRL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 198 953,13
Address
Avenue De Broqueville 12 - 1St Floor
1150 Woluwe-saint-pierre
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
STAD ANTWERPEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 114 375
Address
Grote Markt 1 Stadhuis
2000 Antwerpen
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
BIKECITYGUIDE APPS GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 77 000
Address
Kinkgasse 7
8020 Graz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SOPRINTENDENZA SPECIALE PER IL COLOSSEO IL MUSEO NAZIONALE ROMANO E L'AREA ARCHEOLOGICA DI ROMA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 115 000
Address
Piazza Dei Cinquecento 67
00185 Roma
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
INES ENERGIEPLANUNG GMBH

Participation ended

Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Laupenstrasse 20
3008 Bern
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
IURS - INSTITUT PRO UDRZITELNY ROZVOJ SIDEL ZS
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 71 750
Address
Bulharska 1424/25
708 00 Ostrava Poruba
Activity type
Other
Agencia de Salut Publica de Barcelona
Spain
EU contribution
€ 89 375
Address
Plaça Lesseps 1
08023 Barcelona
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
METEOTEST AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Fabrikstrasse 14
3012 Bern
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PRONOO AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Route Andre-piller 19
1762 Givisiez
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)