The importance of the CLIMA.AML project in climatic risk

The importance of the CLIMA.AML project in climatic risk

The CLIMA.AML project will have a significant impact on the collection and availability of meteorological data on a local scale, and on the evolution of the impacts and events resulting from climate change, which, progressively, have been registered with greater intensity in the metropolitan area of Lisbon.

The CLIMA.AML project aims to create an integrated solution for meteorological monitoring in an urban context. It will be carried out through a metropolitan network of 18 meteorological stations, one in each of the municipalities of the Lisbon Metropolitan Area (AML), nine urban measurement micro-sensors, and an online platform, which will analyze all the essential data and information to support the monitoring and evaluation of the data. weather.

The recent climatic phenomena with profound impacts on the municipalities of the AML, allowed testing a predictive system with the municipalities of the AML for the main climatic risks that the AML faces, namely, in terms of the occurrence of floods in the territories of greater vulnerability, strong wind and heavy precipitation, with the period of greatest impact from 10:00 pm on the 19th, and a greater risk of flooding from 4:00 am on the 20th.

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The AML was selected to implement the CLIMA.AML project: Metropolitan Meteorological Monitoring and Alert Network, within the scope of the Environment, Climate Change and Low Carbon Economy programme, operated by the Secretary General for the Environment and Climate. With a global budget of 193,195.31 Euros and 85% funded by EEA Grants, CLIMA.AML will be developed by the end of the 1st half of 2023.

AML, as the promoter of the project, has an institutional partnership with BIOTEXT (Norwegian entity), the Municipalities of Almada and Lisbon, as well as Cascais Environment and the Center for Studies and Regional and Urban Development (CEDRU). The CLIMA.AML project also has the institutional support of the Portuguese Institute of the Sea and the Atmosphere (IPMA), the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and the Network of Municipalities for Local Adaptation to Climate Change.