National Integrated Heat Health Information System


Rolling Announcement - NIHHIS-CAPA UHI Mapping Cities for 2021

Determinations have been made regarding recommended communities for 2021 UHI mapping

Rolling Announcement - NIHHIS-CAPA UHI Mapping Cities for 2021

Applications to run a Heat Watch community science urban heat island (UHI) mapping campaigns in 2021 have been reviewed, and decisions have been shared. Applicants are being asked to confirm participation. As they do, we will post the confirmed communities here. Please note that this activity is still pending availability of funds, as we have not yet received our final fiscal year 2021 budget allocation for this line of work.

2021 NIHHIS-CAPA Mapping Cohort

  • Raleigh & Durham, NC
  • Albuquerque, NM
  • Kansas City, MO
  • San Diego, CA
  • Atlanta, GA (Fulton & Dekalb counties)
  • New York City, NY
  • Charleston, SC
  • San Francisco, CA
  • more cities may confirmed on a rolling basis...

A formal announcement of the 2021 cohort will be issued on this web site and via the Heat Beat once we confirm all communities and funding.

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