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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.

Call for Abstracts – 18th Annual Climate Prediction Applications Science Workshop (CPASW)

Abstracts due 2 December 2020
18th Annual Climate Prediction Applications Science Workshop (CPASW) – April 14-16, 2020
Phoenix, Arizona

Integrated theme: “Providing Services for the Cascading Effects of Intensifying Heat in a Rapidly Growing Region”

The 18th Annual Climate Prediction Applications Science Workshop (CPASW) will bring together a diverse community to share developments in research and application of weather and climate information for societal decision-making. Participants will include researchers, service producers, resource managers, planners, practitioners, social scientists, and others making weather and climate-sensitive decisions. NOAA’s National Weather Service Climate Services Branch, Arizona State University, the Arizona State Climate Office, and many climate services partners are collaborating in the organization of the 2020 CPASW.

NOAA and ESRI Team Up to Create New Tools for Heat Health Understanding, Planning, and Analysis for the GEO Plenary

A new set of visualizations and analytical tools to understand, prepare for, and respond to extreme heat and its human health impacts (including economic impacts), has been prepared as an ESRI Story Map, developed in cooperation with NOAA and the NIHHIS Interagency Working Group. The story map includes a number of powerful tools which can also be used as stand-alone analytical web apps. The collaboration will continue, and the tools will be refined over time. The story map will be unveiled officially at the upcoming GEO Plenary in Washington DC, the week of 23 October 2017, and we encourage any and all with interest in climate and health to attend the open sessions and side meetings on Monday and Tuesday of that week – particularly the GEO Health Community of Practice on Tuesday afternoon. For more information on the GEO plenary, visit:

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