The multiple areas of expertise needed to design and deploy CLIMATE BIRDS networks have been instrumental in developing and organising a CLIMATE CITY CONSULTING proposal dedicated to the urban climate. This opens the way in particular to offer local authorities but also industrialists the opportunity to analyse particular situations related to heat islands, air pollution or aux disaster risks on a hyper-local scale whether over a few days or a number of weeks.
This CLIMATE CITY CONSULTING proposal also allows urban climate issues to be integrated into the framework of environmental programmes and more especially climate plans that cities and local authorities have a duty to take on board. This proposal can also fit in with the full development of a climate plan and with programmes to raise awareness and train people on climate issues; such programmes address both city technicians and administrators, and of course the inhabitants.
Moreover, CLIMATE CITY’s consulting expertise dovetails with preparation for the deployment of a CLIMATE BIRDS observation network and operation of the first C-Birds One captive demonstration balloon. The description below provides a link between the consulting and expertise stage dedicated to deploying the network and real state of progress.
Each city equipped with a Climate Birds network will host a local operations centre allowing data to be gathered, processed and stored. The centre will also convey data to Climate City centres dedicated to research and modelling of the urban climate.