The LIFE ASTI project focuses on addressing the impact of UHIE on human mortality by developing and evaluating a system of numerical models that will lead to the short-term forecasting and future projection of the UHIE phenomenon in two Mediterranean cities: Thessaloniki and Rome.


The model system will produce high-quality forecasting products, such as bioclimatic indicators and heating and cooling degree days, which assess the energy needs of buildings. In addition, the model system will guide the Health Alert System to be implemented in both cities and will aim at informing the competent authorities, the general population and the scientific community.


In the project’s launch event, all partner representatives participated and in particular, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, School of Physics, Department of Applied and Environmental Physics (Project Coordinator), Azienda Sanitaria Locale Roma 1, Geospatial Enabling Technologies Ltd., Institute of Atmospheric Sciences and Climate-National Research Council of Italy, Municipality of Thessaloniki and Sympraxis Team.

Read the announcement here.