UTCI – assessment measure in human bioclimatology –
10 years of application
1STEuropean Biometeorologist Regional Meeting
In 1999 at the ISB Congress in Sydney the Commission for developing the Universal Thermal Climate Index UTCI was established. In 2009 special COST Action 730 „Towards a universal thermal climate index UTCI for assessing the thermal environment of the human being” has successfully completed the work proposing UTCI as a new tool in biometeorological and bioclimatic research. The last 10 years brought widespread use of UTCI in many research and practical application in fields related to the thermal environment of people.
During 1st European Biometeorologist Regional Meeting the progress in all branches of biometeorological research (human, animal, plant) would be discussed regionally as the background to create international research networks of study specific problems.
The aims of the conference
- to discuss current achievements in human bioclimatology based on UTCI and other indices,
- to review the progress in biometeorological research (animal, plant etc.) in Europe.
- Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization, Polish Academy of Sciences,
- International Society of Biometeorology,
- Institute of Meteorology and Water Management National Research Institute,
- University of Warsaw, Faculty of Geography and Regional Studies.
Place of the Conference: Warsaw, Poland
Dates: Conference 22-23 May 2019, 1st European Biometeorologist Regional Meeting – 24 May 2019
Fees: will be given in 2nd Announcement, in November 2018
- 30 September 2018 – preliminary registration
- 15 January 2019 – final registration and abstract deadline
- 28 February 2019 – acceptance of abstracts
- applications of UTCI in epidemiology and health research,
- UTCI and biometeorological forecasts,
- UTCI and tourism,
- assessments of regional and local features of bioclimate,
- bioclimatic mapping,
- urban bioclimate,
- progress in animal and plant biometeorology in Europe.
Round table discussions
- possible improvements of UTCI assessment scale,
- European biometeorological research networks.
Conference and meeting materials will be published in per-review scientific journals such as: International Journal of Biometeorology, Geographia Polonica, Miscellanea Geographica, IMGW Monographs.
Heat load in man by UTCI forecasts for Poland http://www.pogodynka.pl/biometeo/utci