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On 23rd of March The Wuppertal Institute will hold a workshop in Brussels on the socio-economic effects of wintertime cold-spells in Europe. This workshop is part of StratoClim, a collaborative EU research project.
This event will showcase some of the activities of the StratoClim project regarding the socio-economic effects of winter-time cold-spells in Europe. The StratoClim project has developed a methodology and indicators to quantify the effect of cold spells on European cities and their preparedness. StratoClim is also foreseeing projections for the severity of cold-spells for a selection of cities. The event will be the occasion to share the methodology and results of the project’s analysis with stakeholders, while seeking their feedback on its appropriateness and ways to improve it.
Crucial sectors for managing and/or adapting to cold-spells are transport infrastructure and in particular: public transport and freight systems (e.g. food/fuel deliveries).
23 March 2017
Helmholtz Association Brussels office
Rue du Trône 98
The agenda of the event is available here.
StratoClim is a collaborative research project funded by the European Commission 7th Framework programme. The main objective of the project is to produce more reliable projections of climate change and stratospheric ozone by improving the understanding of key processes in the Upper Troposphere and Stratosphere (UTS).