Graz (Austria) is the capital city of Styria with 300,000 inhabitants. Compared to other cities in Central Europe, the city of Graz can already refer to a long tradition of urban climate research, with thematic datasets already available (e.g. temperature, wind field, etc.). Nevertheless, the single information is stand-alone and dependencies and interactions are not exploited effectively. 

The city aims at developing a more comprehensive, innovative and dynamic climate information system going far beyond the standard data visualization functions

European Green Deal priority actions:

Challenges to be faced

Expected impact of USAGE

Get valuable information and interpretations through using the already existing data of thermal sensor, hyperspectral sensor and LiDAR data

Graz data2policy stories ... making Klima-Informationssystem (KIS) data FAIR

In 2020 the city of Graz has started to develop the so called KIS (Klimainformationssystem (GER), climate information system) which should provide a dynamic, constantly updated visualization of the climate situation in Graz.

The expected functions of KIS are:

In order to achieve these high goals, the city has to overcome challenges mostly in the fields of data management, organizational structures, and policy making.

Within USAGE we are helping the city to achieve these goals and bring the FAIR principles (Findability, Accessibility, Interoperability and Reusability) into the data flow.

Current infrastructure hosting KIS project data transitioning to standard tools for data and metadata.