The 4th URBANFLUXES progress meeting has been conducted in Brussels at 17 February 2015, one day after the very successful 2nd URBANFLUXES Review Meeting. The outcomes of the Review Meeting has been primarily discussed and representatives of all URBANFLUXES partners have presented the progress of each WP. Discussion on the planning for the next semester followed each presentation.
In the second semester of 2016, an important milestone for URBANFLUXES was the finalization and validation of the EO-based methods for the estimation of the net all-wave radiation, the net change in heat storage, as well as the turbulent sensible and latent heat fluxes in the three URBANFLUXES case studies (London, Basel and Heraklion). In the beginning of 2017, it is expected to conclude the methodology for anthropogenic heat flux estimation, based on the above EO-derived urban energy budget components. Furthermore, the adaptation of the whole URBANFLUXES methodology to Copernicus Sentinels synergies, towards producing time series of anthropogenic heat flux maps, is expected within the first semester of 2017.
URBANFLUXES is entering the final and most challenging part of the project. The work by all partners during the last 2 years has revealed fascinating results and the great potential of the URBANFLUXES methodology. The finalization of the method and the production of anthropogenic heat flux maps from the Sentinels is now anticipated.