In a collaboration between RMIT and the University of New South Wales, the Citizen Science Project will mobilise a league of enthusiastic citizen scientists to assist Australia’s leading Universities and scientific organisations with their research.

This project, administered by RMIT University in collaboration with University of New South Wales, is one of the successful grants announced by the Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, Arthur Sinodinos.

This research aims to involve citizens to measure urban heat island, overheating, and local climate change, providing the data required for citizens to understand, mitigate and adapt to extreme heat; and for policy makers to predict future health and energy needs and plan the urban built environment and open spaces.

This research is being undertaken by academic staff in the school of Property, Construction and Project Management (PCPM), RMIT University, and has been approved by the RMIT Human Research Ethics Committee.