dr Stevan Savic promoted URBAN-PREX projection during the GIS day in Novi Sad (Serbia). Project goals were elaborated and introduced to general public from the city and other Serbian settlements.
We are happy to announce that today has started URBAN-PREX project!
Read about the goals of the project:
Climate change is expected to increase the frequency and intensity of precipitation and pluvial flood occurrences in urban areas of Central Europe. Thus, the proposed project presents an outstanding opportunity to develop and implement an innovative monitoring, forecasting and online public early warning system for extreme precipitation and pluvial floods in urban areas of the Hungarian-Serbian Cross-border region. Through the project, two dense precipitation monitoring networks will be installed in the most-populous cities of the Programme area: Novi Sad (Serbia) and Szeged (Hungary). Continuous data recording, transmission and processing, as well as real time display of the processed data in a spatial (i.e. map) form will be useful for citizens (i.e. individual adaptation) and public institutions (e.g. traffic and water management, city government) of the Cross-border region. Real-time precipitation forecasting model for the whole programme area supplemented with the forecast of pluvial flood occurrences in Novi Sad and Szeged will be developed through the project based on the measured data from the networks and the remotely sensed data. Measured data will be used to fine-tune the remotely sensed data thus enabling the development of more precise forecast model for the Programme area. Measured and forecasted data will be freely available for everyone in real-time on the project website, project social pages and mobile android application giving an early warning to the citizens and public authorities in order to protect them and prepare their effective response to these extreme weather and water situations.
Dragan Milošević visited Department of Geography at the Palacky University Olomouc (Czech Republic) and gave interesting lectures to students using his Erasmus+ teaching scholarship. Lectures were about the relationships between urbanization and climate and why is this important in 21st Century. Furthermore, he was involved in the lecture of Michal Lehnert and his students giving impressions about environmental protection in Serbia and answering students questions about this topic and their possible Erasmus+ application for visiting University of Novi Sad, Department of Geography, Tourism and Hotel Management.
In his free time, Dragan explored natural and beer beauty of Olomouc and surroundings together with colleagues Michal Lehnert, Jan Geletič (Department of Complex Systems, Institute of Computer Science of the Czech Academy of Sciences) and others from the Department of Geography from Olomouc.
Thank you for all, friend!
Stevan Savić and Dragan Milošević atended “Cities and Climate Conference 2017”. This is the final conference of the RAMSES project that stands for Reconciling Adaptation, Mitigation and Sustainable Development for citiES. Science for cities in transition.
Stevan Savić had oral presentation regarding the “Analysis of land surface temperatures in “local climate zones” of Novi Sad (Serbia)“. Dragan Milošević had oral presented regarding the “Analysis of Human Thermal Comfort in Central European City during Summer Period: a Case of Novi Sad, Serbia“. Colleague and coauthor of first research Jan Geletič joined us in Potsdam for the conference.
Members of the CHRC are happy to announce that their project “Monitoring, forecasting and development of online public early warning system for extreme precipitations and pluvial floods in urban areas in the Hungarian-Serbian cross-border region” (URBAN-PREX) has been selected for co-financing under Interreg-IPA CBC Hungary-Serbia! The project will start on 1st November 2017 and last for two years.
Project main objective is development of monitoring, forecasting and public early warning system for extreme precipitations and pluvial floods in urban areas of the Hungarian-Serbian Cross-border region. Measured and forecasted data will be freely available for inhabitants and authorities.
Dr Michal Lehnert from the Palacky University of Olomouc and Jan Geletič from the Masaryk University of Brno visited the Faculty of Sciences and CHRC in May 2017. They came on training seminar regarding urban climate modeling and thermal comfort issues.
Furthermore, future common research was discussed and will be focused on land and air surface temperature comparisons as well as human thermal comfort analysis in Novi Sad and Brno.
P. S. We also had great domestic cuisine tasting, beer crawling evenings, and nature exploring experiences near Novi Sad (Fruška Gora Mountain, Danube River, etc.).
Dr Igor Žiberna from the University of Maribor, Department of Geography in Slovenia, visited the Faculty of Sciences and CHRC in April 2017. He gave two interesting lectures to the students geography related to:
1. Urban climate and urban heat island in Marbor, and
2. Light pollution in Slovenia.
Furthermore, with prof. Žiberna organized one hour air temperature mobile measurements through urban area of Novi Sad and later with students analized the temeprature differences inside the urban area.
CHRC cooperate with prof. Žiberna from 2012, but future common research will be focused on LST and human thermal comfort analysis.
Dr Stevan Savić from visited the Department of Geography at Masaryk University in Brno and the Department of Geography at Palacky University in Olomouc, both University from Czech Republic 26.03. to 31.03.2017.
He gave three lectures to the students and teaching staff regarding to:
1. Urban climate research group from Novi Sad (Serbia) and urban heat island issues,
2. Urban climate research in Novi Sad (Serbia), and
3. Human thermal comfort research in Novi Sad (Serbia).
During the visiting period the collaboration and common research is started related to LST and human thermal comfort resarch.
Bertalan László from the University of Debrecen in Hungary (Department of Physical Geography and Geoinformatics) visited the Faculty of Sciences and CHRC in March 2017. He gave two interesting lectures to the students and teaching staff regarding fluvial geomorphology – Introduction to the Great Hungarian Plain fluvial system with special focus on Tisza River and the usage of drones in geosciences – Unmanned Aerial Systems/Vehicles as tools of Geoscientific Investigations.
Potentials for the future collaborations between the colleagues from two Institutions was discussed.
CHRC members Dragan Milošević, Ivana Bajšanski and Stevan Savić successfully published a Paper in scientific journal Urban Forestry and Urban Greening (IF 2.006).
Title of the paper: Influence of changing trees locations on thermal comfort on street parking lot and footways.
The paper link is: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1618866716303533
or You can aks a full version from us, just contact us through CHRC website.