Duval County

UNF, City of Jacksonville looking for volunteers to participate in heat-mapping campaign

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The University of North Florida and the City of Jacksonville have partnered for an urban heat-mapping campaign, and they are looking for volunteers to participate.

The community-led campaign is designed to identify urban hotspots, raise awareness about heat risk, incorporate local perspectives to produce heat maps and engage the community in pursuing solutions.

Jacksonville residents can participate as “volunteer citizen scientists.” Volunteers will receive a heat sensor that will record the temperature, humidity, time and location. They can mount the heat sensor on a car or bike and travel the neighborhood to collect data.

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With this data, city officials and community groups can act to protect heat-affected areas.

Those interested in volunteering can register at https://environment.domains.unf.edu/heatmap/ or email jaxheatmap@gmail.com.

Click here to learn more about the campaign organized by the National Integrated Heat Health Information System and funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.