Given the ongoing climate change, the increased probability in extreme weather and the evolution in spatial planning data from climate stations are very relevant. It offers local administrations often for the first time insight
in their local urban heat island and might be used to take suitable local measures to limit e.g. heat stress. The interest of cities to be part of the network led to local partnerships
with schools in order to increase their chances for (a) VLINDER weather station(s).
It is obvious that 1 or multiple VLINDER weather stations on their territory is of large interest for local administrations. The availability of accurate, realtime meteorological data
offers in this IoT age many possibilities. The VLINDER project is for many cities an opportunity to map often for the first time their local heat island. This interest explains
why many schools were supported by local administrations in their search for suitable measurement locations.
Based on scientific selection criteria 59 locations have been selected. Some regions and cities are not represented.
Due to the overwhelming interest to participate, only 1 out of 8 proposals for locations could be selected. In case cities or local administrations are interested in extending
the network together with local schools, they can contact us.