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NIHHIS is Hiring a Data Scientist 25 June 2022

NIHHIS is Hiring a Data Scientist

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NIHHIS is seeking a talented data scientist to help us develop new analyses, tools, visualizations, and products for heat and health applications. Previous examples of such tools include the Climate and Health Monitor and Outlook, which is now operationalized at CDC as the Heat and Health Tracker.

 

ARSET Training - Measuring Urban Heat Islands and Constructing Heat Vulnerability Indices 8/2/2022 - 8/12/2022

ARSET Training - Measuring Urban Heat Islands and Constructing Heat Vulnerability Indices

Provided by NASA and NIHHIS

Once Urban Heat Islands have been mapped, incorporating socioeconomic data pertaining to population, demographics, and health information into heat vulnerability indices (HVI) can help guide interventions to manage heat related risks to public health. This four-part, advanced webinar will build on ARSET’s urban heat island training held in November 2020 with hands-on exercises for participants to measure UHI and construct HVIs for their areas of interest.

This webinar series is a collaboration between NASA’s Applied Remote Sensing Training Program (ARSET) and the National Integrated Heat Health Information System (NIHHIS).

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.

NIHHIS & NOAA Viz Lab Launch UHI Map Viewer to Support Summer Mapping Campaigns 13 April 2021

NIHHIS & NOAA Viz Lab Launch UHI Map Viewer to Support Summer Mapping Campaigns

Story Map enables quick access to and visualization of CAPA Heat Watch data and maps

New course for clinicians on climate change and human health 28 January 2021

New course for clinicians on climate change and human health

Course focuses on heat and health in urban areas in session 3

A new clinician-focused webinar series, titled "Climate Change and Human Health" organized by Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) with contributions from several NIHHIS partners, is now open for registration.  The purpose of this 7-week course, which runs from Feb. 17 - April 7, 2021, is to help clinicians and other medical professionals better understand the ways in which climate variability and change impact human health and health care facilities. Another goal is to help clinicians become more conversant in climate science and climate-related impacts so that they may integrate climate science information into their communications with patients as well as their long-term resilience planning for their facilities.

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Hunter Jones
Climate and Health Projects Manager
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Morgan Zabow
Climate and Health Communication & Outreach Coordinator (UCAR)
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