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Richard Aguilar Glupker
/ Categories: Heat Beat Newsletter

NOAA-funded 2020 Heat Campaign Cities Announced

Through a peer-review process, NOAA’s Climate Program Office (CPO) selected thirteen community partners in cities across the U.S. to receive funding support to perform a community science urban heat island (UHI) mapping campaign this summer. Successful applicants showed an urgent need for the mapping campaigns to help them understand and mitigate their exposure to extreme heat, identified strong local partnerships, and mapped out applications for the data and newly developed community capacity in advance.

CAPA Strategies and the NOAA CPO held an initial onboarding call with recipients early this week to begin the planning process. A recording of the call can be accessed here . We will follow-up with campaign cities soon to confirm budgets and contracts and provide additional information. 

Early goal-setting for participating cities includes vulnerability and equity analyses incorporating heat data; identifying green building and infrastructure interventions to ameliorate heat, particularly in low-income neighborhoods; informational campaigns; network building; and more. You can access our previous article on campaign goal setting here .

This article discusses next steps including a full program flowchart (below), and includes information on coronavirus provisions and other critical elements.

Read the full article on NIHHIS »

Upcoming Opportunities

Following 2019 Campaign, Treasure Valley Hosts Shade City 2020

Following up on their 2019 Heat Campaign results, the Treasure Valley Canopy Network has partnered with local businesses to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day with a week-long celebration called Shade City 2020. 

Join virtually in celebrating the cool & calm shade that trees provide for our communities. Through Shade City 2020, we are coming together to celebrate the environment and local business community across the Treasure Valley.

Explore the schedule of events and find more info »

Has your community completed a CAPA Heat Watch Campaign? We want to hear from you!

As we continue to share information about Heat Campaigns, we will be conducting follow-up interviews with past client cities to share with this network. If your community would like to be featured sooner rather than later, please reach out to us at to share how you've been applying your Heat Watch results.





The Urban Heat Island Citizen Science Campaigns are made possible by:




NIHHIS is made possible by our participating agencies.










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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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