The 2021 Urban Heat Island (UHI) mapping campaigns occured in eleven states across the US this summer, and cities are already planning ways that they can use their reports to inform decision makers and implement cooling solutions. To reflect on the 4th year of UHI mapping, NOAA's National Integrated Heat Health Information System (NIHHIS) and CAPA Strategies will host a 90 minute webinar on December 14th at 2:30PM EST. The webinar will include an overview of the 2021 campaign cities, presentations from four of the campaigns, and a discussion and Q&A between the campaigns. Register for the webinar here.
Applications are now open for the 2022 Urban Heat Island Mapping Campaign by the National Integrated Heat Health Information System (NIHHIS) and CAPA Strategies. NOAA will provide funding to CAPA Strategies to support campaigns in approximately 8-10 communities in 2022. Learn more about the campaigns and how to apply.
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.
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.
For additional information about heat health and the NIHHIS, access our briefing sheet.
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