18 July 2014
AGU Science Policy Alert 14-6
Planning for the 2014 AGU Fall Meeting, 15-19 December, is well underway, and abstract submissions are now open. The abstract submission process includes a new tool that allows you to search for sessions and submit an abstract directly to that session. The deadline for submitting an abstract is 6 August at 11:59 P.M. EDT. The First Author of the abstract must be an AGU member with their 2014 membership paid.
If you are interested in the policy ramifications of your science, or if you already conduct research at the science-policy interface, we strongly encourage you to consider submitting an abstract to a Public Affairs (PA) session. Authors who want to submit a scientific abstract to another Section or Focus Group for Fall Meeting may also submit an additional abstract to a PA or Education and Human Resources (ED) session. You can browse the many interesting sessions using the Fall Meeting session search, including 20 confirmed PA sessions.
AGU Public Affairs is partnering with organizations such as American Geosciences Institute, Geological Society of America, and University Corporation for Atmospheric Research on these PA sessions:
- Frontiers in Geoscience Funding and Innovation
- Working with Diverse Partners to Communicate Climate Science and the Effects Associated with Climate Change
Other PA highlights include:
- Urban Ecosystem Services – Monitoring, Modeling & Management
- Integration of Remote Sensing and Socioeconomic Data for Interdisciplinary Research and Applications
- Connecting Geoscience With the Arts
- Carbon Budgets, Emissions Pathways, and the Risks of Missing the 2°C Target: Can We Better Inform Policy?
- Assessing the socioeconomic impacts of big geospatial data and crowd sourcing
See the other 14 PA sessions here.
In addition, one of the best ways to integrate science policy into AGU Fall Meeting is to include the topic in abstracts submitted to a Section or Focus Group other than PA, such as:
- Climate Literacy: Maximizing Teachable Moments: Best Practices in Communicating Climate Assessments to Decision-Makers and the Public
- Exploring the Role of Science throughout the Disaster Lifecycle
Please consider submitting an abstract today!