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Amy Snover to speak at UW panel on science communication

What’s the value of scientists communicating about their own research? How can scientists best partner with communications professionals? CIG Director Amy Snover and several other UW experts will discuss these questions and more at a University of Washington College of the Environment panel on Wednesday, March 4. The panel will also feature Michelle Ma, assistant director of UW News and David Montgomery, professor in the Department of Earth and Space Sciences.  Molly McCarthy, managing director of marketing and communications for College of the Environment, will moderate.

This panel is part of a series of events bringing together University of Washington faculty, staff, postdocs and graduate students who want to explore and engage in science communication and outreach. 

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More marine heat waves forecast as ocean warming worsens

The NW Fishletter – a free, online publication focusing on fish in the Columbia River basin – referenced Climate Impacts Group’s “Shifting Snowlines and Shorelines” report in an article on marine heat waves and ocean warming. Director Amy Snover was interviewed for the article.

Read the full “Shifting Snowlines and Shorelines” report, which gives an overview of the effects of climate change on the ocean and Earth’s frozen regions. 

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Oregon/Washington Water Year Recap & Outlook Meeting – Register Today!

Join us on November 5th, 2019 in Portland, Oregon for the Oregon/Washington Water Year 2019 Recap and 2020 Outlook Meeting!

The is a one-day workshop to review the climate events and impacts of the 2019 water year, provide forecast information for the upcoming water year, and learn about new resources on drought and climate variability. The collective debrief on impacts of the past water year is critical for identifying vulnerabilities and opportunities for increasing drought and general climate resilience in the future. One goal of this year’s meeting is to increase participation of water and hydropower utilities, especially smaller and rural utilities. 

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AGU Fall Meeting Abstract Submission Now Open!

Abstract submission is now open for the AGU Fall Meeting! The meeting will be held in San Francisco from December 9-13th, 2019. The Climate Impacts Group is involved in a variety of sessions. Please consider sharing your work in one of our sessions: 

PA049 Science to Action: Communication of Science – Practice, Research and Reflection 
Heidi A Roop, University of Washington, Climate Impacts Group, Seattle, United States, Samuel Michael Illingworth, Manchester Metropolitan University, School of Science and the Environment, Manchester, United Kingdom, Kristin Timm, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK, United States; George Mason University Fairfax, Fairfax, VA, United States and John Cook, George Mason University, Center for Climate Change Communication, Fairfax, United States

PA055 Science to Action: The role of boundary organizations in advancing knowledge co-production 
Meredith K Jennings, Houston Advanced Research Center, Houston, TX, United States, Thomas Herrington, Monmouth University, West Long Branch, NJ, United States, Heidi A Roop, University of Washington, Climate Impacts Group, Seattle, United States and Caitlin Young, NOAA National Ocean Service, Silver Spring, MD, United States

Abstracts submissions will be accepted until July 31st, 2019. 

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CIG to provide keynote & host community-wide climate conversation at 7th Annual San Juan Agricultural Summit

Dr. Heidi Roop will give a keynote lecture at the San Juan Agricultural Summit on Sunday, February 3rd. Heidi’s keynote address, “From Coastlines to Crops: What Climate Change Means for the Puget Sound,” will highlight the range of climate impacts we expect in the Puget Sound region. She will share the range of climate impacts we expect in the region, and around the world, and discuss climate change communication best practices. Heidi will also host two community conversations on climate change in the Puget Sound. The first, open to the public, will be held prior the Summit Hoedown at Brickworks in Friday Harbor on Saturday, February 2nd. 

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Mapping Future Flood Risk – project update and blog post

CIG research scientist, Guillaume Mauger, recently completed a project mapping the future flood risk in the Stillaguamish and Snohomish Rivers. This project explores two key questions: 1) what is the combined effect of sea level rise and changes in river flooding, and 2) where will the extra water go? 

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CIG’s Heidi Roop featured in National Geographic

CIG scientist Heidi Roop recently spoke with National Geographic about the 4th National Climate Assessment and what it means for the Northwest, and our nation. “The message is it’s us, humans, changing the climate,” says Heidi Roop. It’s already affecting “many things we take advantage of every day—our wastewater management, our natural environment, our power generation, our roadways, our food. But the report highlights the other part of that: that people are doing something, and there’s hope.” 

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Heidi Roop to speak at Seattle Aquarium Lightning Talk Event

CIG’s Heidi Roop was invited to give a lightning talk at this year’s Seattle Aquarium Lightning Talk event on November 15th, 2018. Heidi will join 8 other speakers who will offer “five-minute glimpses into the latest marine and ocean science from local scientists and science enthusiasts.” This event will include light hors d’oeuvres, dessert and a reception in the Life on the Edge exhibit with the presenters. We hope you’ll join us! 

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Art-Science Collaboration to Communicate the Impacts of Sea Level Rise

CIG researcher, Heidi Roop, has teamed up with local artist, Anna McKee, and UW glaciologist, Peter Neff, to create an art installation about the regional impacts of sea level rise for the 2018 Surge exhibition at the Museum of Northwest Art. The installation, called Evidence Wall, is a series of “maps” that explores the unique relationship between ice sheet decline in West Antarctica and rising sea levels in the Pacific Northwest.

CIG researcher, Guillaume Mauger, also served as an advisor to artists participating in this year’s Surge exhibit, through his participation in a art-science residency at PLAYA in July, 2018. 

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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. 

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