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CPO's Hunter Jones Featured in Weather-Ready Nation’s Social Equity-Focused Roundtable 27 April 2021

CPO's Hunter Jones Featured in Weather-Ready Nation’s Social Equity-Focused Roundtable

Jones is set to discuss the social equity implications of extreme heat and how the NIHHIS-funded urban heat island mapping campaigns are providing vital information. This highly visible event will reach hundreds to thousands of Weather-Ready Nation ambassadors interested in extreme heat risk mitigation and social equity

NIHHIS and NOAA Environmental VizLab Collaborate on Urban Heat Island App 27 April 2021

NIHHIS and NOAA Environmental VizLab Collaborate on Urban Heat Island App

The app provides easy access to data from the NOAA urban heat island mapping campaigns for researchers, government offices, and other users. 

Office of National Marine Sanctuaries-Climate Program Office Collaborations Lead to NOAA CoastWatch Training Course 20 April 2021

Office of National Marine Sanctuaries-Climate Program Office Collaborations Lead to NOAA CoastWatch Training Course

The MERT-facilitated training supports ONMS in using NOAA’s wealth of data and services as well as building the capacity within ONMS to address research and management challenges in a changing climate.

CPO and Community Scientists to Map Urban Heat Inequities in 11 States 14 April 2021

CPO and Community Scientists to Map Urban Heat Inequities in 11 States

To learn where action is needed to protect vulnerable populations now and in the future, CPO’s National Integrated Heat Health Information System (NIHHIS) and partners are launching new community-led campaigns that will map the hottest parts of cities in 11 states across the country this summer. The communities include Albuquerque, New Mexico; Atlanta; New York City; Charleston, South Carolina; Kansas City, Missouri; Raleigh & Durham, North Carolina; San Diego; San Francisco; and parts of New Jersey, Indiana, Massachusetts, and Virginia. 

MERT to Continue Partnership with Sanctuaries and NOAA Integrated Ecosystem Assessment in FY 2021 28 February 2021

MERT to Continue Partnership with Sanctuaries and NOAA Integrated Ecosystem Assessment in FY 2021

The continued CPO-Sanctuaries partnership, in collaboration with NOAA Research labs, programs, and individual sanctuaries, will help further advance sanctuary climate science, assessment, and management as well as NOAA’s stewardship mission.

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