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Citizen Science Urban Microclimate -Hume (Craigieburn Library)

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Craigieburn Library

Central Park Avenue

Craigieburn, VIC 3064

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This measurement will focus around Craigieburn

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We are looking for enthusiastic people to become citizen scientists and participate in the upcoming microclimatic measurements in Hume City Council.

This project, administered by RMIT University in collaboration with University of New South Wales, is one of the successful grants announced by the Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, Arthur Sinodinos.

Why is this important?

The number of extreme hot days is predicted to increase significantly over the next few decades in all Australian cities with detrimental impacts on public health, mortality rates, energy demand and economy. The results from this study will provide data required for citizens to understand, mitigate and adapt to extreme heat.

What is involved?

You will be joining a two-hour long measurement campaign on this selected day, during which you will be participating in various experiments. In the subsequent stage of the project, you can choose to contribute to data collection at your leisure using a mobile app.

How do I benefit?

Through participating in various experiments, you will be well-informed to respond to extreme heat through an understanding of the influential factors (such as design features, greenery and materials) affecting the local urban microclimate.

Citizens from 22 councils across various states in Australia are participating in this project.

Please visit https://citizenscienceproject.org.au/ for more information about the project and what is involved in participation.

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Craigieburn Library

Central Park Avenue

Craigieburn, VIC 3064

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