Welcome to the Center for Climate IT

The climate emergency is a multidimensional and wicked problem that requires a range of responses at various scales (local, regional, national, and planetary). Whether the issue of concern is renewable energy and carbon reduction, biodiversity loss, transport, agriculture, the circular economy, mitigation and adaptation, or more desirable economies, IT plays a central role.

As a new, ambitious and multi-disciplinary research space, the Center for Climate IT (CCIT) builds on the recognition that climate change and its concurrent emergencies cannot be addressed without imaginative, critical, reflexive, and productive ways of engaging with digital technologies and processes of digitalization.

As an emerging field of research, climate IT brings various forms of knowledge and expertise to bear on the role of digital technologies in the move towards more desirable climate futures. Data, machine learning, and AI all promise revolutionary advances in the speed and scale at which climate related problems can be addressed. The CCIT is a place that critically engages with such promises by opening up a space of collaboration and problematization with public and private organizations, government, civil society actors, as well as national and international scholars.

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Headshots of the 6 members of the advisory board

The Center has its full advisory board!

The Center has its full advisory board, wherein ITU’s different disciplines are represented and where we have both academics and people from the industry. From within Science and Technology Studies, we have Dawn Nafus and Jennifer Gabrys. From within Digital Design, we have Danielle Wilde and Eli Blevis and finally, our Computer Scientists include Olivier Corradi (CEO of Electricity Maps) and Thomas Heinis.

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First Symposium

Recently, the Center has held its first Symposium, where the focus lay on research sharing around Climate IT across disciplinary boundaries. Short pitches not only kept the atmosphere fresh and interested, it also allowed us to tap into a wide series of research perspectives in the space of a day. We look forward to the next edition!

Find the presentations from the pitches here.
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RESET 2 is out!

The second issue of the climate magazine RESET has launched today! The issue's theme is Students in the Climate emergency, and deals with questions like

  • What is a university's role in terms of climate education?
  • What does the student body at ITU want in terms of climate education and policies at the university?
  • Why does ITU not have a student climate organization?

The issue is written by us from the Center for Climate IT in collaboration with a team of students.

You can find physical copies of the magazine all around ITU's building or you can read it online here.

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Have you heard about the 'Jernbanebyen' (the train track city) in Copenhagen? Between the train tracks running out of Copenhagen and the O2, a new neighbourhood is being developed. The project aims to be both sustainable and inclusive, not only through 25% of all housing being social housing, but also through the many green and public spaces and a new community house, SPOR10. SPOR10 will host a series of sport halls, community halls and exhibition spaces. Interested in how this sustainable urban project is being realized in real time (from design to reality), CCIT members Tom Jenkins and Jonas Fritsch will spend a day a week in SPOR10 from August onwards. They hope it not only becomes a field site, but also a place where they can contribute with their continuous insights, thereby creating a dialogue between research and reality.

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Get involved with the center

At the Center for Climate IT we're always interested to hear from you, whether you are a researcher, a company or part of a state organisation. Email us on ccit@itu.dk or sign up for our newsletter here

Are you a student at ITU? We are launching a student group within CCIT! Send ccit@itu.dk an email if you'd like to get involved!