The National Integrated Heat Health Information System (NIHHIS) and its partners are hosting a webinar series to to feature community case studies on what happens after Urban Heat Island mapping campaigns are conducted. The seventh and final webinar of the series, "Prioritize and Integrate Heat Planning", will take place on October 28th at 3:00 PM EST and will highlight examples of innovative cities that have worked to address chronic and acute heat risk across their network to improve heat planning efforts. This 90 minute session features researchers and city officials who will explore the current state of heat planning and how they approach integrating heat mitigation and adaptation across plans and initiatives.
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.
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The National Integrated Heat Health Information System (NIHHIS) and its partners are hosting a webinar series to feature community case studies on what happens after Urban Heat Island mapping campaigns are conducted. The first webinar of the series, “Exploring the Heat Hazard”, will take place on July 29th at 2PM EDT and will highlight the range of experience of heat across the US. Key discussions will include a variety of methods and approaches to measure heat, from satellites, mobile transects, stationary observations, to wearable sensors. Speakers for this event include Jen Runkle (NC State University), Cameron Lee (Kent State University), and Brian Garcia (Warning Coordination Meteorologist, NOAA/NWS), with moderation by Noura Randle (NOAA/CPO). Learn more about the webinars and register for the webinar series here.
The projects will support decision making in city neighborhoods grappling with inequitably distributed impacts from the deadliest weather-related risk in the United States—extreme heat.
For additional information about heat health and the NIHHIS, access our briefing sheet.
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