Development of an Integrated Climate Change Impact Assessment Tool for Urban Policy Makers (UrbanCLIM)
|Project Summary|| |
UrbanCLIM was designed as a decision support system for climate change in urban areas, to enable risk assessment and socio-economic analysis of climate change impact, adaptation and mitigation. Its design enables it to easily extend to other major sectors such as climate related hazards, resilience, water, transport, and health as we work to serve the needs of the UrbanCLIM community of practice.The UrbanCLIM architecture was designed to provide robust support for three classes of users – Developers, Modellers and Analysts/Policy Makers. Developers are able to reach into the deepest software layers to extend existing, or build new, simulation, modelling and interactive capabilities that integrate seamlessly with the UrbanCLIM application. Modellers are able to use blocks and connectors, user interaction and model aggregation capabilities to create robust models, and Analysts and Policy Makers use simple and powerful analytical tools that smoothly integrate models and other decision making tools into a decision support engine for formulating practical approaches to real world challenges. System dynamics simulation core, climate change datasets, models and applications, are integrated in one platform. Therefore, the UrbanCLIM core can act as a generic platform for many other areas other than climate change issues by adding additional components.
|Project Leader||Dr. Yinpeng Li, International Global Change Institute, Waikato University, NEW ZEALAND|
|Project Collaborators||Dr. Shuyu Wang: Nanjing University, China: firstname.lastname@example.org Dr. Li Dan: START TEA, IAP, CAS, China: email@example.com |
Dr Liangcong Luo: Jinan University, Guangzhou, China: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
Dr. Duong Van Khanh: Centre for Water Resources Planning and Investigation (CWRPI), MONRE, Vietnam; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com.
Dr. Fe B. Walag, Deputy Director, Senior Hydrogeologist, Water Resource Centre, University of San Carlos. Philippines, firstname.lastname@example.org
|Countries Involved||New Zealand, China, Viet Nam, Philippines.|
|Scientific Thematic Area||Climate Change and Climate Variability|
|Project Duration||3 Years|
|APN Funds (US$)||120,750|
|Year of Completion||2016|
|Project Output|| |
Li, Y., Urich, P., Yin, C., & Dooley, M. (2014, April). From Science to Adaptation and Mitigation Practice: UrbanCLIM: Towards an Extendable Decision Support System for Urban Planning. Poster presented at the MAIRS Open Conference 2014, Beijing, China.
Yao, M., Werners, S., Hutjes, R., Li, Y., & Yin, C. (2014, April). Model-based Sectoral Water Use Assessment in the Pearl River Delta. Poster presented at the MAIRS Open Conference 2014, Beijing, China.Zhan, J. (2014). Annual and diurnal variation of anthropogenic heat estimation in Guangzhou city, China and simulated regional impacts of anthropogenic heat release on climate (Master’s degree Thesis). Chengdu University of Information Technology & Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China.