The SUDPLAN project - Sustainable Urban Development Planner for Climate Change Adaptation - aims at developing a web-based planning, prediction and training tool to support decisions in long term urban planning. SMHI is responsible for the European climate and environmental model system to be accessed through the SUDPLAN web tool. The model system will partly be based on Airviro.

SUDPLAN is a FP7 IT project with an important task of supporting the adaptation to climate change. The goal is to develop an on-line application that helps decision makers with planning, predictions, training and long term urban planning.

With its open nature and architectural design, SUDPLAN will contribute to a shared information space in Europe. SUDPLAN will link existing environmental simulation models, information and sensor infrastructures, spatial data infrastructures (SDI) and climatic scenario databases.

The system will provide visualisation of long term forecasts of environmental factors for urban subsystems such as building and architecture, traffic and transport, landscape planning and local water runoff.

Based on the Airviro system

SMHI is responsible for the climate and environmental modelling in SUDPLAN, manifested in the development of a web tool named Common Services and which will be possible to use for all European cities. Common Services will be based on Airviro databases, models and tools. SUDPLAN users will however reach Common Services through a completely new web based application and user interface.

SUDPLAN from the end-users perspective

The end-users of the SUDPLAN services are city planners who can either work directly in the system or they can use different kinds of experts – IT, environmental modellers, statisticians etc – to support them.

End-users will be able to evaluate risk hazards of storm water local runoff, river flooding and elevated air pollution levels for planned or existing urban areas subject to a changing climate.

Four pilot cities

SUDPLAN services will be demonstrated for four city pilots: Stockholm, Wuppertal, Linz and Prague. However, whatever European city may access the same Common Services as the pilots and they can also develop own local applications.


IT: Cismet (Germany), AIT (Austria), DFKI (Germany), Apertum (Sweden)
Environmental scientific: SMHI (Sweden), TU Graz (Austria)
Environmental authorities: CENIA (Czech Republic), SULVF (Stockholm, Sweden), Wuppertal (Germany)