Participate in CIG- & NW CASC-supported sessions at the 2018 AGU Fall Meeting

The Climate Impacts Group and NW Climate Adaptation Science Center (NW CASC) are convening several sessions at this year’s upcoming American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting in Washington D.C. Please consider submitting an abstract to share research or best practices to any of the following sessions:

Note: Abstracts are due August 1st and 23:59 PM (Eastern). 

Communication of Science: Practice, Research and Reflection

This session, run at both the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting and European Geosciences Union General Assembly, encourages critical reflection on science communication research and practice. This session provides an opportunity for science communication researchers and practitioners to share research outcomes and experiences with program design, implementation and evaluation.

Submit an Abstract: https://agu.confex.com/agu/fm18/prelim.cgi/Session/44171

Session ID: PA015

CIG/NW CASC Lead: Heidi Roop

Science to Action: Metrics for Societal Impact of Research. What do we value, and how do we capture it? 

This session will explore metrics for measuring the societal value and impact of transdisciplinary research efforts. We invite papers that discuss examples of broader metrics, and processes through which we can value the impact of transdisciplinary research and collaborative engagement on society as well as science.

Submit an Abstract:  https://agu.confex.com/agu/fm18/prelim.cgi/Session/46943

Session ID: PA062

CIG Lead: Crystal Raymond

Science in the news: Innovative research and programs to improve the quality and quantity of science journalism 

The media plays a key role in society by explaining scientific issues—and associated causes, effects, and solutions—that are difficult to understand through direct experience, such as global climate change, air quality, or natural disasters, such as hurricanes and landslides. However, science reporting—especially at the local level—has been challenged by the growing pressures of consolidation, changing revenue models, the internet and the 24/7 news cycle, the increase of misinformation, and other pressures. We invite presentations about journalism and audience research, innovative partnerships, and other programmatic efforts to understand and overcome the barriers to high-quality science reporting. We are particularly interested in the perspectives of journalists, practitioners, and communication scientists who are trying to increase science reporting at local and regional scales, building preparedness for extreme events, improving the number and diversity of journalists reporting about science, and reporting on complex scientific issues, in a rapid-paced news environment.

Submit an Abstract: https://agu.confex.com/agu/fm18/prelim.cgi/Session/49023

Session ID: PA050

CIG/NW CASC Lead: Heidi Roop

Building Bridges to Global Health, Resilience and Sustainability

The global community faces significant environmental challenges that will increasingly impact and stress society. Addressing global health and sustainability across national, ethnic, cultural, and religious boundaries requires international and intercultural collaboration at a time when divisions across society are deepening. This session will include a diversity of perspectives from experts who will explore how collaboration across cultures, industries, fields of research and ways of knowing can transform the impact and outcomes of research. This session is designed to advance the conversation around how innovative collaborations can help address some of the most pressing environmental issues facing society. We encourage submissions representing a diversity methods, approaches, projects and disciplines.

Submit an Abstract: https://agu.confex.com/agu/fm18/prelim.cgi/Session/46738

Session ID: GH004

CIG/NW CASC Lead: Heidi Roop