First newsletter from the SUDPLAN project

SUDPLAN Newsletter 1 (December 2010): This is the first newsletter from the SUDPLAN project. Here we want to present externally the major results achieved during the first year.

We assume that you who read this has already got a picture of SUDPLAN goals and components through the web page

Lars Gidhagen

SUDPLAN has brought together three types of professionals, where IT and environmental experts develop tools that hopefully will make life more easy for the end-users in European city administrations, here represented by the pilot cities Stockholm, Wuppertal, Linz and Prague.

For me as an air quality scientist it has been a very rewarding year with new insights into the ICT world. I’m very pleased to see the good work performed by the partners and you will get a feeling of that from the different contributions of this newsletter.

Main work first year

From a more over viewing standpoint, the first year’s main work have been on:

  • SUDPLAN platform, the Scenario Management System (SMS) which will include the web based user interface
  • Common Services (CS) that will facilitate the climate services to SUDPLAN users, with first year priority to rainfall and air quality downscaling
  • Communication between SMS (client) and CS (climate information server) following OGC standards
  • Specific work on pilots local model applications

Implementation scheduled for April

There is today - December 2010 – no complete SUDPLAN tool in operation (the SMS implementation is scheduled for April 30, 2011). From the following texts you will however get an idea of the progress achieved in different parts of the component chain. I hope you will find it of interest and that you will follow the updates of our publication lists on the SUDPLAN web page. The next Newsletter will come December 31, 2011.

Finally I would like to draw to your attention to the ISESS 2011 conference to be held in Brno, Czech Republic 27-29 June, 2011 and which will include a special session named “Climate Services and ICT tools for Environmental Urban Planning”. I warmly welcome you to this conference!

Lars Gidhagen
Co-ordinator SUDPLAN