www.vito.be - This is the main portal of the Flemish Institute for Technological Research, of which the urban climate group is part of. Climate change, food security, the scarcity of raw materials, a sustainable energy supply, an ageing population … VITO’s research agenda focuses on the major societal challenges of today and tomorrow. The common thread: sustainability and transition.
The VITO Urban Climate Service Centre has enjoyed a long collaboration with the Regional Climate Modelling group of the Geography department of the KU Leuven under Prof. Dr. Nicole van Lipzig and Dr. Matthias Demuzere. Our researchers collaborate frequently via joint projects and shared PhD students. http://ees.kuleuven.be/geography/rcs/index.html
GIM (www.gim.be) is a certified independent and leading service provider for applications and gives advice on Spatial Information infrastructures, Geographical information systems, Earth observation and Business mapping on a scientific basis. The Urban Climate Service Centre is working together with GIM in the NACLIM FP7 project.
Recently the VITO Urban Climate Service Centre started collaborating with the University of Ghent, faculty of Bioengineering. More specifically, we are collaborating with Dr. Frieke van Coillie of the Laboratory of Forest Management and Spatial Information Techniques (FORSIT) in the frame of the Belgian Science Policy Stereo III programme (UrbanEARS project). The collaboration will mainly focus on the usage of remote sensing imagery and it's use for urban climate mapping and eco system services.
Technum is the division of Tractebel Engineering in Belgium, specialized in “Smart & Sustainable Infrastructure”. Technum is an engineering and consultancy company with more than 100 years of expertise working on energy and infrastructure projects.