Joint Session 10 Extreme Heat V — The National Integrated Heat Health Information System (NIHHIS): Decision Support & Evaluation Across Domestic and International Partnerships for Building Resilience to Extreme Heat

Wednesday, 25 January 2017: 4:00 PM-5:30 PM
Conference Center: Tahoma 5 (Washington State Convention Center )
Hosts: (Joint between the Eighth Conference on Environment and Health; the 13th Symposium of the Urban Environment; the Board on Global Strategies; the 12th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice; the 29th Conference on Climate Variability and Change; and the Seventh Conference on Transition of Research to Operations )
Juli Trtanj, NOAA, NOAA Climate Program Office, Silver Spring, MD

The NIHHIS is an integrated system that builds understanding of the problem of extreme heat, defines demand for climate services that enhance societal resilience, develops science-based products and services from a sustained climate science research program, and improves capacity, communication, and societal understanding of the problem to reduce morbidity and mortality due to extreme heat. This session will explore ongoing national and international research and applications related to the NIHHIS and assess current and future observational data needs.

4:00 PM
Building a Decision-Support Tool for Adaptation to Extreme Heat
Nik C. Steinberg, Four Twenty Seven Climate Solutions, Berkeley, CA
4:15 PM
Lessons from the MEDMI (Medical & Environmental Data: A Mashup Infrastructure) Project on the Challenges in Facilitating Rapid Progress in Understanding of Weather & Health Linkages
Brian W Golding, Met Office, Exeter, United Kingdom; and L. Fleming, A. Kessel, A. Haines, C. Sarran, H. Gordon-Brown, and S. Leonelli
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