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Extreme Heat News

Applications now being accepted for 2022 Urban Heat Island Mapping Campaigns

The National Integrated Heat Health Information System (NIHHIS) and CAPA Strategies are now accepting applications from organizations interested in participating in the 2022 cohort of the Urban Heat Island (UHI) mapping campaigns. Over the past four years, more than three dozen cities across the United States. have participated in the UHI campaign program to map …

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CPO Funds University of Vermont Extreme Heat Project

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.  

NIHHIS to Host Second Webinar in Urban Heat Island Community of Practice Series

The webinar series features community case studies from the urban heat island mapping campaigns to show how cities are working to address extreme heat risk. The second webinar, “Conducting Heat Vulnerability Indices,” will highlight communities that are examining heat risk exposure and vulnerability.

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

NOAA’s Climate Program Office launches Climate Risk Areas Initiative

The Initiative aims to create more cohesion across CPO’s climate and decision science programs, while strengthening partnerships inside and outside of NOAA, to ultimately help advance climate science understanding and reduce impacts in a set of four climate-related risk areas.

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