Urban Heat Citizen Science Event in Darwin

February 17th, 2021

Darwin is a hot place and is becoming hotter! Understanding and dealing with ‘Urban Heat’ is also a challenge due to uptake and storage of the sun’s energy in the built environment. Here is your chance to learn more about Cooling Darwin in a practical way, getting your hands on some of the tools and monitoring equipment used to understand heat in our city.

The CSIRO Darwin Living Lab has teamed up with the University of New South Wales and RMIT University to deliver a series of Citizen Science workshop sessions at the Darwin Waterfront.

When: Tuesday 23rd February 2021. Workshop times are below (all in Darwin time – please disregard the ACTS flag on the tickets):

  • 9:00-10:00 am
  • 10:30 – 11:30 am
  • 12:30 – 1:30 pm
  • 2:00 – 3:00 pm

Where: meet at the bottom of the lifts at Darwin Waterfront.


About this Event

You will have the chance to get outside and perform microclimate measurements and experiments that will help you understand how to mitigate and adapt Darwin to extreme heat.

This Citizen Science Project is sponsored by the Commonwealth Department of Industry, Innovation and Science and developed in collaboration between University of New South Wales and RMIT University, with the CSIRO Darwin Living Lab, who will assist you during the session.

Please visit https://citizenscienceproject.org.au/ for more information about the project and what is involved in participation. More details on the activity are available on the registration page.

Who can join this activity?

Anyone without a medical condition prohibiting light outdoor activity (i.e. walking) during warm days. Minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

You do not need to print your ticket. You can show your ticket on your phone, or just tell us the name you registered under when you arrive.