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LIFE ASTI - Implementation of a forecAsting System for urban heaT Island effect for the development of urban adaptation strategies

Goal: The LIFE ASTI project focuses on addressing the impact of Urban
Heat Island Effect (UHIE) on human mortality by developing and evaluating a system of numerical models that will lead to the short-term forecasting and future projection of the UHIE phenomenon in two Mediterranean cities: Thessaloniki and Rome.The project is co-funded by the LIFE 2014-2020 Program, with a 36-month implementation period.

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Five (5) plus two (2) actions of the Municipality of Thessaloniki for the city's urban regeneration:
- Road junction Papanastasiou – Voulgari: 1,325 plants, 1,788.49 kg/year, CO2 absorption
- Sarakatsanon square at the junction Botsari – Electra’s: 3,686 plants, 2,452.87 kg/year CO2 absorption
- Green Roof on 26th High School building: 15,922 plants, 9,553.20 kg/year CO2 absorption
- Mavili Square – upgrade with bioclimatic design elements: 1,295 plants, 1,311.03 kg/year CO2 absorption
- 1st High School and 18th Lyceum of Charilaou - bioclimatic upgrade of school yard: 4,087 plants,
14,229.79 kg/year CO2 absorption
- Center of Architecture: 118,000 KWh/year energy saving, 33% of the LIFE ASTI project target for reduction of energy consumption
- Central Municipal Library: 166 tn/year CO2 saving, 83% of the LIFE ASTI project target for reduction of CO2 emissions.
 
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Urban Heat Island (UHI) affects considerably human health, local economies and the environment, particularly, with regard to human health, its effect is important in over-populated regions and regions where vulnerable and high risk groups live. The LIFE ASTI project which is part-financed by LIFE programme 2014-2020, aims at developing a set of modeling systems for short-term prediction, as well as for future projection of the UHI effect, in two Mediterranean cities, namely Thessaloniki and Rome, where installed monitoring networks of ground-based weather stations already exist. In the frame of the project a web application and a mobile application, available for Android and iOS devices, were developed, in order to give high prognostic quality information. In these applications, for each pilot area, several detailed maps of meteorological variables derived from the forecast models are provided. The use of these models and applications will assist to inform citizens on subjects concerning climatic change and also on the development of urban adaptation strategies for the restriction of UHI effect.
 
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The new infographic created in the framework of the LIFE ASTI project.
 
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Urban Heat Island (UHI) affects considerably human health, local economies and the environment, particularly, with regard to human health, its effect is important in over-populated regions and regions where vulnerable and high risk groups live. The LIFE ASTI project which is part-financed by LIFE programme 2014-2020, aims at developing a set of modeling systems for short-term prediction, as well as for future projection of the UHI effect, in two Mediterranean cities, namely Thessaloniki and Rome, where installed monitoring networks of ground-based weather stations already exist. In the frame of the project a web application and a mobile application, available for Android and iOS devices, were developed, in order to give high prognostic quality information. In these applications, for each pilot area, several detailed maps of meteorological variables derived from the forecast models are provided. The use of these models and applications will assist to inform citizens on subjects concerning climatic change and also on the development of urban adaptation strategies for the restriction of UHI effect.
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LIFE ASTI notice board in 3 languages
 
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The LIFE ASTI project focuses on addressing the impact of Urban
Heat Island Effect (UHIE) on human mortality by developing and evaluating a system of numerical models that will lead to the short-term forecasting and future projection of the UHIE phenomenon in two Mediterranean cities: Thessaloniki and Rome.The project is co-funded by the LIFE 2014-2020 Program, with a 36-month implementation period.