Emergency notification system
for extreme temperatures
EXTREMA uses real-time satellite data, along with other model and city-specific data to estimate the temperature, humidity, and discomfort index for every square kilometer in the city. Temperature estimates are updated every 5 minutes, providing data at a spatial and temporal resolution that is not available from any other service.
We've got lots of useful features.
Through the EXTREMA mobile application, citizens receive a personalized heat stress risk for their current location and recommendations on measures to reduce their risk.
The EXTREMA app provides navigation information, by foot or public transit, to the nearest cooling center and helps you choose the right one for you.
The app supports multiple users. This is so useful when you want to check the elderly, just enter their profile and location and get their extreme temperature risk estimation.
City authorities will get real-time images/maps of extreme temperature hazard distribution in their city, together with other relevant variable, like humidity and discomfort index
City authorities will get a one day advance alert for expected extreme temperatures (based on meteoalarm.eu) to allow for proper respond and management of the cooling centres.
Cities will receive an information management tool for the cooling centers, including the ability to change opening hours, capacity, contact information, and add more centers in a particular area.
Athens faces risks from ongoing environmental pressures. In recent years, heat waves have increased in intensity and frequency, straining healthcare and emergency response services. Athens is a member of 100 Resilient Cities. In summer 2018 EXTREMA full suite of services will be released.
In Paris, a natural disaster such a severe heat wave could have serious consequences. The heat wave of 2003 caused several deaths among elderly Parisians. Paris is a member of 100 Resilient Cities. In summer 2018 EXTREMA full suite of services will be released.
EXTREMA is a DG ECHO funded project, 2018-2019, GA 783180.
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National Oservatory of Athens