The project LIFE ASTI is developing policies for a better adaptation to Urban Heat Island effect impacts, especially during summer heat waves, reducing the heat wave risk in metropolitan areas by introducing heat prevention services, and better-implementing energy efficiency guidelines in European cities. Thessaloniki and Rome, the two Mediterranean cities will give a representative geographical coverage, to reflect different environmental conditions and to support one of the major EU policy priorities for joint forces and transnational cooperation. The first Technical & Monitoring meeting of the project LIFE ASTI took place in Rome, on March 7th-8th. 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.The Partners reviewed the Project’s progress and planned the next steps with a strong focus on next actions, implementation of forecasting and heat health warning system.
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