In the imagem: Micro-sensor weather CLIMATE.LMA: Municipality of Lisbon Estrela Garden (left), Micro-sensor sensor CLIMATE.LMA: Municipality of Cascais Outeiro de Polima Urban Park (right).
This network will support a study focused on potential areas in the Lisbon metropolitan area susceptible to the effect of heat, and will allow the creation of methodologies to mitigate these heat waves, replicable in the planning of adaptation to climate change in all of the 18 municipalities of the metropolitan region.
It will also enable the development of a high spatial resolution model on urban climate variables that will facilitate the understanding of the factors associated with the urban heat island effect. From this knowledge, scenarios of solutions based on nature can be designed to improve climate regulation.
This is also a way to protect the health of the population of the Lisbon metropolitan area and promote their well-being and thermal comfort, increasing resilience and adaptive capacity in the community.
The study is being carried out in partnership between the Lisbon Metropolitan Area and the Center for Ecology, Evolution and Climate Change (cE3c) of the Lisbon University.
CLIMATE.LMA - Metropolitan Meteorological Monitoring and Alert Network, which continues the Metropolitan Plan for Adaptation to Climate Change in the Lisbon Metropolitan Area, is part of the Environment, Climate Change and Low Carbon Economy program, operated by the General Secretariat Environment and Climate Action, and is funded by EEA Grants 2014-2021.
The project, which has been implemented in the Lisbon metropolitan area since March 2021, will run until the end of the first half of 2023.