UTCI - assessment measure in human bioclimatology - 10 years of application and 1st European Biometeorologist Regional Meeting

This 3-day conference includes 3 events

  • 22-23 May 2019 - International Conference UTCI - assessment measure in human bioclimatology – 10 years of application
  • 24 May 2019 1st European Biometeorologist Regional Meeting
  • 22 May 2019 (16:30-19:00) I meeting of Polish bioclimatologists (In Polish ONLY)

On 25 of May 2019 the excursion to Kazimierz Dolny and Nałęczów is planned.


In 1999 at the ISB Congress in Sydney the Commission for developing the Universal Thermal Climate Index UTCI was established. In 2009 special COST Action 730 „Towards a universal thermal climate index UTCI for assessing the thermal environment of the human being” has successfully completed the work proposing UTCI as a new tool in biometeorological and bioclimatic research. The last 10 years has brought widespread use of UTCI in many researches and practical applications in fields related to the thermal environment of people. Thus the conference aims to discuss current achievements in human bioclimatology based on UTCI and other indices.

During 1st European Biometeorologists Regional Meeting the progress in all branches of biometeorological research (human, animal, plant) would be discussed regionally as the background to create international European research network focused on specific problems.

Scientific Committee

  • Peter Broede, Leibniz Research Centre for Working Environment and Human Factors, Germany
  • Junhu Dai, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
  • Yoram Epstein, Heller Institute of Medical Research, Israel
  • Fabio Gonçalves, University of São Paulo, Brazil
  • Simon N. Gosling, University of Nottingham, UK
  • George Havenith, Loughborough University, UK
  • Pablo Fdez-Arroyabe, University of Cantabria, Spain
  • Pavlos Kassomenos, University of Ioannina, Greece
  • Marie Keatley, University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Kyu Rang Kim, National Institute of Meteorological Sciences, Republic of Korea
  • Eduardo Kruger, Federal University of Technology, Brazil
  • Jan Kysely, Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic
  • Zoya Mateeva, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
  • Claudia Di Napoli, European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF), University of Reading, UK
  • Simone Orlandini, University of Florence, Italy
  • Katarzyna Piotrowicz, Jagiellonian University in Cracow, Poland
  • Daniel Scott, University of Waterloo, Canada
  • Zbigniew Ustrnul, Institute of Meteorology and Water Management, Poland
  • Jennifer Vanos, Arizona State University, USA
  • Philipp Wheis, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Austria

Organizing Committee

  • Krzysztof Błażejczyk, Chair, Polish Academy of Sciences
  • Sandra Słowińska, Secretary, Polish Academy of Sciences
  • Jarosław Baranowski, Polish Academy of Sciences
  • Julianna Drożdżyńska, Institute of Meteorology and Water Management
  • Bożena Kicińska, University of Warsaw
  • Magdalena Kuchcik, Polish Academy of Sciences
  • Katarzyna Lindner-Cendrowska, University of Warsaw
  • Jakub Szmyd, Institute of Meteorology and Water Management
  • Joanna Wieczorek, Institute of Meteorology and Water Management