What happens in Module C 'Propolis'?

Informations on Propolis

For phase 2 of the BMBF funded programme 'Urban Climate under Change [UC]2', the newly formed network Propolis has been formed. Propolis consists of the Climate Service Center Germany (GERICS) as project coordinator, the Deutsches Institut für Urbanistik (Difu), the Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics (IBP), the GEO-NET Umweltconsulting GmbH (GEO-NET) and the Technische Universität Dortmund / Sozialforschungsstelle.

In ProPolis the basics for the operational use of the new urban climate model PALM-4U shall be developed and implemented as far as possible. The central concern is to further develop the model for municipalities to provide them with an instrument suitable for planning. Therefore the model has to be established as community model, the necessary infrastructure has to be provided and the assurance of the practical suitability (e.g. with a graphical user interface) has to be guaranteed. Additionally, the capacity of the users has to be developed, so that they are capable to apply the model for their purposes (e.g. through training and support offers).

Experimental rooms (ExLabs) and Learning Labs are the main formats of the collaborative work with the practice partners. In the ExLabs, discussions on practical suitability and PALM-4U simulations will be carried out with the individual practice partners in their respective cities in order to gather their own experiences, and to deepen thematic focal points of modelling with PALM-4U. The Learning Labs serve to exchange experiences of all modelers (incl. practice partners) of ProPolis.

The successful kick-off meeting of the network took place in Dortmund on 28.01.2020 with lively interest and participation of many practice partners from various cities in Germany. Modules A and B also presented their objectives.


Mentimeter showing the most common fields of application for PALM-4U according to the practice partners. © Propolis  
Practice partners
Twelve German cities and one international enterprise are taking part in the ProPolis project. ©  ProPolis