ESSM to host community workshop on extreme heat research

Registration is open now until October 26 or when maximum capacity is reached.

Event date: 11/18/2019 8:00 AM - 11/19/2019 5:00 PM Export event

Orange Sunset & "Ed Koch" aka Queensborough Bridge, New York City, June 6, 2011. Creative Commons license by Chris Goldberg.

On November 18-19, stakeholders and scientists will convene in Silver Spring to discuss “Climate Research to Enhance Resilience to Extreme Heat” as part of CPO’s Earth System Science and Modeling (ESSM) community workshop. Extreme heat can be incredibly dangerous to public health, especially for communities unequipped to plan and respond. Potential impacts also extend to sectors like agriculture, energy, water resources, fisheries, and transportation. To help address impacts, this workshop will identify opportunities for ESSM’s programs to support climate research that enhances resilience to extreme heat. Participants, including researchers, users, and stakeholders both inside and outside NOAA, will share ideas during keynote presentations, lightning talks, and topical break-out sessions. These ideas will be captured in a workshop report that will help inform future ESSM research directions and funding priorities. CPO’s FY20 research priorities reflect community feedback from last year’s 2018 ESSM workshop session on coastal and marine ecosystem management. Registration for the upcoming workshop is open now until October 26 or when maximum capacity is reached. 

Register for the workshop and learn more »
View the 2018 ESSM community workshop report »
If you would like a hard copy of the 2018 report, contact Jin Huang ( 




Americans’ health, security and economic wellbeing are tied to climate and weather. Every day, we see communities grappling with environmental challenges due to unusual or extreme events related to climate and weather. In 2017, the United States experienced a record-tying 16 climate- and weather-related disasters where overall costs reached or exceeded $1 billion. Combined, these events claimed 362 lives, and had significant economic effects on the areas impacted, costing more than $306 billion. Businesses, policy leaders, resource managers and citizens are increasingly asking for information to help them address such challenges.


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