BUCSS 2021

The Bochum Urban Climate Summer School 2021 (BUCSS21) will hopefully take place in Bochum, Germany on September 13-17, 2021, if the pandemic situation allows.

BUCSS21 aims to provide a general introduction to different facets of urban climatology with a special focus on urban climate informatics. This is a newly evolving research field that uses artificial intelligence, e.g., machine learning or deep learning, to process non-traditional big data sources for urban climate applications. BUCSS21’s goal is to provide structured information and skill-building capabilities related to urban climate monitoring, remote sensing and modelling, thereby strengthening an active pool of young scientists to tackle the major urban sustainability challenges of future generations. We plan state-of-the-art lectures and hands-on tutorials, on remote sensing in urban areas, crowd-sourcing and urban climate modelling at various spatial scales taught by young and senior researchers including Gerald Mills, Andreas Christen, Alberto Martilli and Ariane Middel.

The five-day event is hosted by the urban climatology team of the Ruhr-University Bochum (RUB). The summer school primarily addresses master and PhD students (ECTS available), but also PostDocs with general interest in urban climates. Basic background and skills in urban climate modelling, remote sensing and programming are an advantage yet not required.

According to the dynamic pandemic situation, we will decide as late as possible and will issue a call for participation in late May or early June. Likewise, the exact programme may change with the travel opportunities of lecturers.