Gert-Jan Steeneveld is an associate professor at the Meteorology and Air Quality Section of Wageningen University, and president of the national meteorological society, and he is active in the European Meteorological Society. Since 2008 his research focus is on understanding the urban atmosphere through modeling and observations. Thereto, coordinates the Amsterdam Atmospheric Monitoring Supersite that contains a 24-stations weather observations network and carbon foot observations. Also, he utilizes weather observations via citizen science and crowdsourcing as well as smartphone battery temperature records. In addition, his group brought weather forecasting to the neighborhood (hectometer) scale for Amsterdam and developed the method for drawing heatmaps used for climate stress tests.
The biggest climate challenge for the city of Amsterdam is finding solutions for problems related to heat, droughts, and floodings in an integrated manner.
“Climate resilient cities require coupled solutions for heat, droughts and floodings.”
Associate professor & AMS PI