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Introducing the Citizen Science Project OpenUCO

In the project OpenUCO, funded by the Berlin University Alliance (BUA), the Department of Climatology at the TU Berlin is working together with the Statistical Meteorology Group at the FU Berlin to set up an urban measurement network - together with Berlin allotment gardeners. As part of the project, weather stations were set up in 95 Berlin gardens. These are regularly cleaned and maintained by the gardeners. The measurement results provide important information on the influence of the city on temperature and precipitation.

 

Public relations is a big part of Citizen Science, and the project has now been featured in several television, radio, and newspaper stories:

Press release of the FU Berlin

OpenUCO in the Berliner Zeitung

OpenUCO in the BUA Brochure

 Radio report by Deutschlandfunk from July 31, 2023 (in German): "Bürgerwetterstation – Wissenschaftler und Kleingärtner messen Berliner Wetter"

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