Climatology

Open Urban Climate Observatory Berlin for environmental research and applications

Project researchers

Berlin is now one of the most densely populated cities in the EU. With urban growth, negative climatic effects are also intensifying, which affect the health of the urban population and are amplified by the climate crisis. To better capture the spatially highly differentiated urban climatic variables (for example, air temperature and heavy precipitation), the project implements weather observations according to the Citizen Science concept into an existing scientific monitoring network, the Urban Climate Observatory Berlin (UCO Berlin). The measuring stations (MESSI) used for this purpose have been developed and tested in cooperation with the Technical University of Berlin for use within Citizen Science projects. The 100 MESSI are set up and maintained by city residents, in particular urban gardeners. The collected data are jointly analyzed and published using a co-creation approach to address specific scientific questions. The collected atmospheric data is then freely available via the open UCO Berlin.

Dr.

Fred Meier

Office AB 3

Dr.

Marco Otto

Office AB 3

Prof. Dr.

Henning Rust

Publications

2022

Gillefalk, Mikael; Tetzlaff, Doerthe; Marx, Christian; Smith, Aaron; Meier, Fred; Hinkelmann, Reinhard; Soulsby, Chris
Estimates of water partitioning in complex urban landscapes with isotope‐aided ecohydrological modelling
Hydrological Processes, 36 (3)
2022
ISSN: 0885-6087, 1099-1085