11 July 2013
AGU Science Policy Alert 13-35
Planning for the 2013 AGU Fall Meeting, 9-13 December, is well underway, and abstract submissions are now open. The deadline for submitting and abstract is 6 August at 11:59 P.M. EDT. The First Author of the abstract must be an AGU member with their 2013 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 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 at the Fall Meeting session search, including the 16 confirmed PA sessions:
- PA001 – Public Affairs General Contributions
- PA002 – Adapting to and Mitigating the Impacts of Recent Policy Changes
- PA003 – Assessing Socioeconomic Benefits of Earth Observation Science
- PA004 – Communicating the Relationship between Policy Sciences, Natural Hazards and Global Environmental Change
- PA005 – Earth Science Communication in a Museum Environment
- PA006 – Geoscience Through the Lens of Art
- PA007 – Hydraulic Fracturing: Knowns, Unknowns, and Communication to the Public
- PA008 – Improving Public Access to Science Research
- PA009 – Environment Interactions: Using Remotely Sensed Data and Population Data to Enhance Understanding
- PA010 – Science Policy Progress Reports: Experiences in Classrooms, Administration and the Field
- PA011 – Scientists Must Film! Using Video to Enhance and Expand Science, and Science Communication
- PA012 – Social Media for Science: Challenges, Opportunities, and Maximizing Impact
- PA013 – Storytelling for better Communication of Science through Film, Design and Games
- PA014 – The Policy-Science Interface for Land Management in a Changing Climate
- PA015 – Unsolved and Emerging Problems in Water
- PA016 – Why Should We Talk About What We Don’t Know? Implications of Communicating Scientific Uncertainty
AGU is partnering with the American Geosciences Institute and the Geological Society of America to put on theAdapting to and Mitigating the Impacts of Recent Policy Change session, which will evaluate the impacts of an array of current policies on science and share innovative communication technologies and techniques to address these changes. Another potential session of interest – Communicating the Relationship between Policy Sciences, Natural Hazards and Global Environmental Change – will invite contributions from all geoscience communities dealing with Natural Hazards and Global Environmental Change issues influencing human population, ecosystems, and the use of natural resources. Providing vital information regarding a challenge for all pressing geoscience issues, the Why Should We Talk About What We Don’t Know? Implications of Communicating Scientific Uncertainty session will discuss the most effective ways to communicate unknown aspects of scientific topics.
Please consider submitting an abstract today!