The 2022 Urban Heat Island (UHI) domestic mapping campaign took place in fifteen communities across the US this summer, and the campaign cycle officially wrapped up in September. The heat map reports are being released to communities on a rolling basis, and community organizations, local governments, and citizen scientists are already planning ways that they can use their reports to inform decision makers and implement cooling solutions. To reflect on the 6th year of UHI mapping, NOAA’s National Integrated Heat Health Information System (NIHHIS) and CAPA Strategies will host a 90 minute webinar on November 17th at 1:00PM EST.
The webinar will start with an overview of the 2022 campaigns. Following the overview will be presentations from four of the campaigns (Columbus, OH; Montgomery County, MD; Omaha, NE; and Spokane, WA). During these presentations, the campaigns will discuss their overall experience, how they engaged volunteers and local organizations, what they learned, and how they plan to use their mapping results. After the presentations, there will be a discussion and Q&A between the campaigns, moderated by NOAA Chief Scientist Dr. Sarah Kapnick.
For more information, contact Morgan Zabow.