2022 Urban Heat Island Mapping Results Webinar
NOAA’s National Integrated Heat Health Information System and CAPA Strategies hosted a 90-minute webinar on November 17, at 1:00 p.m. ET, which included a panel of experts and community leaders who participated in the campaign.
The webinar kicked off with opening remarks from NOAA Chief Scientist Sarah Kapnick, Ph.D., followed by an overview of the 2022 summer mapping campaign and presentations from leaders of urban heat island mapping in Columbus, Ohio; Montgomery County, Maryland; Omaha, Nebraska; and Spokane, Washington. The presentations were followed by a Q&A moderated by Dr. Kapnick. The event is also an opportunity for those interested in applying for the 2023 urban heat island campaign to learn more about how the campaigns work.
The 2022 urban heat island U.S. mapping campaign officially concluded in September, and heat map reports are currently being released to communities. Community organizations, local governments and citizen scientists are planning ways that they can use their reports to inform decision-makers and implement cooling solutions.