BRIGHT: Increased knowledge and new tools for adapting Swedish cities to heat

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Project BRIGHT aims to contribute with new knowledge, optimized methods, enhanced tools and user tailored data that enable Swedish municipalities to better adapt to climate change, with a focus on heat waves.

BRIGHT is coordinated by Jorge H. Amorim at SMHI’s meteorology research team (FoUm). More information about the project is available at the SMHI page.

A prototype visualisation platform will be developed that integrates knowledge from high resolution modeling data, local meteorological observations and citizen experiences.

Increasing temperatures present significant challenges to cities, amplified by built-up surfaces, urban heat islands and densely populated areas. The impacts of the record hot summer of 2018 have raised the need and urgency of Swedish cities to implement efficient climate change adaptation solutions.

Realising this challenge, the BRIGHT project aims to contribute with new knowledge, optimized methods, enhanced tools and user tailored data that enable Swedish municipalities to better adapt to heat waves.

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