“Beating the Heat” Conference 2024

11 September 2024, University of Bern, Switzerland

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Situated within the field of urban climatology and related disciplines, the conference will offer an opportunity to present findings from past and on-going research projects as well as practical applications in planning and implementation. The conference also aims at providing a platform to network and strengthen the exchange of the Swiss research, service, and implementation community focussing on the multifaceted interactions between cities, climate (change), and human health.
We invite contributions on all aspects related to urban heat, from measurement-based approaches over modelling and simulation studies to research on heat mitigation or impacts on human health. We particularly encourage interdisciplinary submissions and contributions from young researchers. Most contributions will be in poster format and may be presented within three scientific sessions covering: 1) mitigation and impacts, 2) monitoring and measurements, and 3) modelling and simulations.

Registration and Abstract Submission

The conference is free of charge, but registration is required by all participants (including presenting authors) and the Abstracts must be submitted online.
Link to the Registration and Abstract Submission.

Keynote speakers

Moritz Burger (University of Bern) & Julien Anet (MeteoSwiss)
Thies Brunken (uniola)
Vincent Roth (Federal Office for the Environment)


Deadline for abstract submissions: 20 June 2024
Notification for acceptance of submissions/form of presentation: 28 June 2024
Deadline for registration: 14 August 2024

The conference is supported by: