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The Urban Heat Island Community of Practice Webinar Series Concludes With "Prioritize and Integrate Heat Planning". 10/28/2021 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

The Urban Heat Island Community of Practice Webinar Series Concludes With "Prioritize and Integrate Heat Planning".

Join us October 28th at 3:00 PM EST

The National Integrated Heat Health Information System (NIHHIS) and its partners are hosting a webinar series to to feature community case studies on what happens after Urban Heat Island mapping campaigns are conducted. The seventh and final webinar of the series, "Prioritize and Integrate Heat Planning", will take place on October 28th at 3:00 PM EST and will highlight examples of innovative cities that have worked to address chronic and acute heat risk across their network to improve heat planning efforts. This 90 minute session features researchers and city officials who will explore the current state of heat planning and how they approach integrating heat mitigation and adaptation across plans and initiatives. 

Open Survey to Influence NASA Satellite Mission 6 October 2021

Open Survey to Influence NASA Satellite Mission

Urban Heat observations are planned

NASA JPL, in coordination with RTI International, is undertaking a study to inform the applications, information access, and product development of a next generation, global mission, called Surface Biology and Geology (SBG). SBG is envisioned to capture data in the VSWIR (hyperspectral) and TIR (multispectral, 5 bands 8-12um, 1 band in Mid IR).

If you are passionate about addressing the threat of urban heat, then NASA wants to hear from you how SBG can support your work! Participation in the study has been extended to October 22nd.

CPO Funds University of Vermont Extreme Heat Project 16 August 2021

CPO Funds University of Vermont Extreme Heat Project

The project will build on outcomes from NOAA's community-led field campaigns, which have helped engage the Burlington community and have produced critical hyperlocal temperature information. But cities, and Vermont's smaller cities and communities in particular, need more tools and resources to help them determine the most effective and efficient solutions tailored to their needs.  

CEE's John Coggin Speaks to DC-area Media about Urban Heat Island Mapping Campaign 27 July 2021

CEE's John Coggin Speaks to DC-area Media about Urban Heat Island Mapping Campaign

Coggin spoke about the importance of the campaign in an interview with NBC4 as he volunteered with the Arlington County, Virginia community in their efforts to map urban heat.

Webinar Series - Urban Heat Island Solutions Across the US 22 July 2021

Webinar Series - Urban Heat Island Solutions Across the US

Learning from the NIHHIS UHI Community of Practice

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The National Integrated Heat Health Information System (NIHHIS) and its partners are hosting a webinar series to feature community case studies on what happens after Urban Heat Island mapping campaigns are conducted. The first webinar of the series, “Exploring the Heat Hazard”, will take place on July 29th at 2PM EDT and will highlight the range of experience of heat across the US. Key discussions will include a variety of methods and approaches to measure heat, from satellites, mobile transects, stationary observations, to wearable sensors. Speakers for this event include Jen Runkle (NC State University), Cameron Lee (Kent State University), and Brian Garcia (Warning Coordination Meteorologist, NOAA/NWS), with moderation by Noura Randle (NOAA/CPO). Learn more about the webinars and register for the webinar series here.

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About Us

NIHHIS is an integrated information system that builds understanding of the problem of extreme heat, defines demand for climate services that enhance societal resilience, develops science-based products and services from a sustained climate science research program, and improves capacity, communication, and societal understanding of the problem in order to reduce morbidity and mortality due to extreme heat.  NIHHIS is a jointly developed system by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

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