Advancing Climate Action: HeiGIT’s New Climate Action Team

HeiGIT is embarking on an initiative to address one of the most critical challenges of our time — climate change. We are proud to announce the commencement of the Climate Action Readiness Initiatives funded by the Klaus-Tschira Stiftung. These initiatives … Read More

Prof. Dr. Alexander Zipf hält Vortrag zum Thema “Klimaschutz und humanitäre Hilfe: Unterstützung aus der Geoinformatik”

Am 23. September 2023 hält Herr Prof. Dr. Alexander Zipf, Scientific and Managing Director bei HeiGIT und Professor für Geoinformatik / GIScience (GIS) an der Universität Heidelberg, einen Vortrag zum Thema “Klimaschutz und humanitäre Hilfe: Unterstützung aus der Geoinformatik”. Staatliche … Read More

New paper “Urban Heat Island Intensity Prediction in the Context of Heat Waves: An Evaluation of Model Performance”

Aner Martinez-Soto, Johannes Fürle and Alexander Zipf published the paper “Urban Heat Island Intensity Prediction in the Context of Heat Waves: An Evaluation of Model Performance”. It was presented at the 9th International Conference on Time Series and Forecasting in … Read More

Upcoming Public Lecture May 16: Climate Change, Mobility, and the Increasing Risk of Infectious Disease Outbreaks in Germany

On Tuesday, May 16, visitors to the public lecture “Climate Change, Mobility, and the Increasing Risk of Infectious Disease Outbreaks in Germany” will be treated to insights from five experts currently pioneering research into one of the greatest threats to … Read More

Figure 1. Total carbon fluxes related to LULCC in Baden-Württemberg between March 2018 and October 2019 (LaVerDi, OSMlanduse+), and March 2018 and March 2020 (OSMlanduse, OSMlanduse cleaned). The upper plot shows the relative difference of carbon fluxes [%] with respect to LULC transition and carbon flux attribution method. The carbon fluxes of method 1 are set to 0. The lower plot shows the total absolute carbon fluxes [Mg C] calculated with carbon flux attribution method 1 with respect to LULC transition and LULCC method.

New Paper: Carbon Fluxes Related to Land Use and Land Cover Change in Baden-Württemberg

Featured Image: Figure 1. Total carbon fluxes related to LULCC in Baden-Württemberg between March 2018 and October 2019 (LaVerDi, OSMlanduse+), and March 2018 and March 2020 (OSMlanduse, OSMlanduse cleaned). The upper plot shows the relative difference of carbon fluxes [%] … Read More

A safe way through the heat: Transdisciplinary project HEAL makes everyday life easier for at-risk groups

As part of a transdisciplinary collaboration, the Heidelberg Institute for Geoinformation Technology (HeiGIT), the GIScience research group and the TdLab Geography at Heidelberg University are jointly developing adaptation strategies to support and protect at-risk groups during hot weather conditions. Individual … Read More

Winner of the 2019 Climathon Heidelberg

Over the last few days, Heidelberg’s first climathon event took place at EMBL, which was part of the global Climathon. The event ran from 25th-27th October 2019 with a 24 hour hackathon taking place on the 26th-27th. During the 24 … Read More

2 Days left to Register for the 1st Climathon in Heidelberg am 26.-27. Oct 2019 am EMBL mit Unterstützung von HeiGIT/GIScience Heidelberg

only a 2 days left for Pre-Registration 1st Climathon in Heidelberg am 26.-27. Oct 2019 am EMBL mit Unterstützung von HeiGIT/GIScience Heidelberg We are happy to share that GIScience Heidelberg/HeiGIT participate in the 1st Climathon in Heidelberg on Sat/Sun 26.-27. … Read More

Join us for the 1st Climathon in Heidelberg 26.-27. Oct 2019

We are happy to share that GIScience Heidelberg/HeiGIT participate in the 1st Climathon in Heidelberg on Sat/Sun 26.-27. Oct 2019 at EMBL Heidelberg with a challenge on the following topic: Boost bicycle usage through more attractive bicycle routes Identify factors … Read More

Support the global OSM Climate Protection Map at WorldEnvironmentDay

Today, June 5 is the #WorldEnvironmentDay. World Environment Day is the United Nations day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action to protect our #environment. Above all, World Environment Day is the “people’s day” for doing something to take care of … Read More

GIScience/HeiGIT and TdLab Geographie at german IPCC conference

GIScience will be present with two participants (Nicole Aeschbach, TdLab Geographie) and Sven Lautenbach (HeiGIT) at the german IPCC conference. Our contributions aim at highlighting the potential of GIScience and transdisciplinary research for climate change adaptation and climate change mitigation. … Read More