2022 Urban Heat Island Mapping Campaign Media Roundtable


Media were invited to a virtual media event to hear from a panel of experts about this summer’s NOAA and partner urban heat island mapping research that will take place in 15 U.S. communities and two international communities. This event took place on June 1st, 2022.

The media briefing featured experts with NOAA’s Climate Program Office, the National Integrated Heat Health Information System, CAPA Strategies LLC and Urban Heat Mapping partner Mystic River Watershed Association in Massachusetts, along with experts from Climate Central. The experts discussed the history, mission and future of the Urban Heat Island Mapping Campaign, the technology and process that allows scientists to map urban heat in cities across the country, the potential uses — at a city and community level — for urban heat maps, as well as the community stories that evolve with a citizen science led campaign.

Journalists had an opportunity to ask questions about the extreme heat citizen science campaign taking place in their city this summer and meet experts coordinating the campaigns at a national and local level.

Media contact:

Monica Allen, NOAA, monica.allen@noaa.gov, 202-379-6693


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