SWR broadcast on the research project HEAL: Taking the safe route through the heat – Transdisciplinary project HEAL makes everyday life easier for at-risk groups

Climate adaptation strategies to support and protect at-risk groups during hot weather periods are being developed as part of the transdisciplinary collaboration in the HEAL project by the research network consisting of the Heidelberg Institute for Geoinformation Technology (HeiGIT), the GIScience research group and the TdLab Geography at Heidelberg University. Individual needs of heat-sensitive people and near-real-time sensor data are combined in a heat-stress-avoiding routing application and made available in the form of analogue maps and interactive web applications.

The SWR broadcaster reports on the research project here: https://www.swr.de/swraktuell/baden-wuerttemberg/mannheim/app-gegen-hitze-heidelberg-100.html

The project was already mentioned in

  • Publication of the Baden-Württemberg Foundation
  • RNZ newspaper article
  • Start of transdisciplinary project HEAL – GIScience News

  • Aerial view of Heidelberg’s old town with the university square. The lack of shade causes heat stress conditions and thus makes the square almost unusable at increased temperatures. This was a site of the study on climate change adaptation of public spaces (Foshag et al. 2020) (Photo: Kathrin Foshag).

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