Citizen Science – Urban Microclimate Project during February and March 2019

In a collaboration between RMIT and the University of New South Wales, the Citizen Science Project mobilises a league of enthusiastic citizen scientists to assist Australia’s leading Universities and scientific organisations with their research.

Project aim
This project aim to educate citizens about the factors influencing outdoor microclimate, assisting them in understanding, mitigating and adapting to extreme heat and local climate change.

What is involved in participation?
Citizens will be performing outdoor microclimatic measurements (temperature, humidity, wind speed etc.) using portable handheld devices. We will supply the necessary measurement devices. The total time commitment is two hours on a selected day at selected location.

Upcoming measurements sites
You can register to participate at various sites in the following NSW local council areas:

Blacktown – 15, 16 & 17 February

Canterbury-Bankstown – 10 & 12 February and 1 March

Hawkesbury – 15, 16 & 17 March

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