ADAPTCITY - strategy for adaptation to climate change of Warsaw

ADAPTCITY Preparation of a strategy for adaptation to climate change of the city of Warsaw with the use of city climate mapping and with public participation

Duration of the project: February- March 2019
Project leader: Institute for Sustainable Development
Contractor: Institute of Geodesy and Cartography
Prof. Katarzyna Dąbrowska-Zielińska, MSc Radosław Gurdak, MSc Patryk Grzybowski, MSc Damian Olszewski

The aim of the project, conducted under the contract between the Institute for Sustainable Development and the Institute of Geodesy and Cartography, was to determine the state of the ecosystem of the Capital City of Warsaw in the period from the beginning of 2002 to the end of 2018. The analyses were performed for the needs of the final study in the field of monitoring the environmental problem within LIFE_ADAPTCITY_PL project.

The scope of the performed works covered determination of the changes of the following parameters characterizing the area of the capital city of Warsaw:

  • biologically active surface,
  • impervious and non-impervious surfaces,
  • density of built-up land,
  • albedo of the active surface,
  • surface temperature,
  • Normalized Difference Vegetation Index - NDVI.

The presented analyses were based on optical satellite data - Landsat 8 OLI / TIRS and Sentinel-2A / B MSI. Strategy for adaptation to climate change for Warsaw until 2030 with a perspective until 2050, adopted by the City Council of Warsaw, is the result of the project. The album entitled "Warsaw from Space", which includes series of maps and analyses carried out on the basis of satellite images, has been also published.

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