Data Management

Comprehensive data on weather, climate and air quality in cities are unfortunately still available to a limited extent. Within the framework of the BMBF programme [UC]2 Module B will process available data and collect new or missing data utilizing long-term measurements, intensive measurement campaigns and physical modelling. To support the exchange of observation and model data between the project partners beyond the module boundaries, e.g. for the validation of the newly developed urban climate model PALM-4U or urban climatological and scientific studies, this data management system (DMS) was developed within the research programme.

The use of a uniform data format, as well as binding conventions for the use of data and metadata is, an essential prerequisite for their effective and efficient administration in the DMS. Also, a uniform data standard also enables the development and provision of innovative tools for the analysis and visualization of complex and very heterogeneous data.

After completion of the programme, data will be made available to the public with the [UC]² Research Licence and the [UC]² Open Licence. If you would like to access project data from the respective partner cities, please use the links and contacts listed:


 Andreas Philipp

 Institute of Geography, University Augsburg


 Annette Straub

 Institute of Geography, University Augsburg



 UCO Berlin Open Data Portal


 Ronald Queck

 Chair of Meteorology, TU Dresden


 Valeri Goldberg

 Chair of Meteorology, TU Dresden



 Information will be provided as soon as it is available


 Holger Schilke

 Institute of Meteorology und Climatology, Leibniz University Hannover



 Ulrich Vogt

 Institute of Combustion and Power Plant Technology (IFK), University   Stuttgart

[UC]² Data Policy

Version 2.0

[UC]² Data Standard Document

English version

German version

[UC]² Data Standard Tables

Table A1 - Variables (pdf) (csv)

Table A2 - Variable categories (pdf) (csv)

Table A3 - Institutions and acronyms (pdf) (csv)

Table A4 - Locations and sites (pdf) (csv)