We hope you will consider submitting a presentation to our Science to Action session at this year’s American Geophysical Union meeting in Washington, DC, December 10-14. This is our 4th year of convening sessions that focus on decision-maker/scientist partnerships, and this year we will highlight innovative work that’s happening across the AGU community. If you’re doing research in partnership with a community group, policy makers, or otherwise engaged in directly working at the frontiers of the decision-making/science interface, we hope you’ll join us.
This session is run by Julie Vano (National Center for Atmospheric Research), Dan Ferguson (University of Arizona), and David Behar (San Francisco Public Utilities Commission).
Special note: This is a public affairs session which means you can submit to this session AND another session.
PA058: Science to action: Frontiers in effective decision maker-scientist partnerships
Much earth and environmental science focused on socially relevant issues like climate change, environmental health, and natural hazards is intended to both advance knowledge and benefit society. Collaborative research with non-academic partners is critical for connecting science to action, yet traditional models of research funding, academic incentives, and graduate training have often created barriers to these collaborations. Despite these barriers, non-academic partners working with researchers routinely innovate at the interface between decision making and science. This session explores frontiers in co-production, which we define as partnerships to design, conduct, and apply research to real-world problems. The goals of this session are to: 1) provide examples of novel approaches for connecting science to action, 2) cultivate connections across communities in AGU working to connect science with societal needs, and 3) highlight the state of the art for processes being used to fund, carry out, and evaluate actionable science.
To submit, click: https://agu.confex.com/agu/fm18/prelim.cgi/Session/51305
Submission deadline is August 1, 2018 11:59 pm EDT.
We are also excited to be a part of a series of Science to Action sessions and workshops that continues to grow at AGU. These events will highlight scientists, science educators, decision makers and citizens working together to confront environmental and resource concerns like those posed by extreme events, climate and land cover change, and natural hazards. Check them out at: http://thrivingearthexchange.org/fall-meeting-2018. This series will provide for an engaging meeting!