Problem: A major problem in the energy sector is the high greenhouse gas emissions resulting from the heating and cooling of residential buildings and industrial processes.
Solution approach: In this project, local high-resolution earth observation data are used for thermal monitoring and exploration. By combining various geospatial data, a high-resolution land surface dataset is created, specifically for use in thermal management. The stakeholders of interest include district heating networks, policymakers, and communities served by these networks. By enabling the detection of unused temperature differences to improve heating/cooling efficiency and guidance can be provided for local policy makers* to plan countermeasures against urban heat islands.