We invite you to submit an abstract to our AGU 2018 session: "Putting Arctic Science to Work: Using Your Words to Reach Collaborators and Decision-makers.” Arctic scientists are increasingly called upon to make clear what we do and do not know about the changing Arctic. This session will feature presenters skilled in communicating science to diverse audiences and discussions of best practices in science communication. Presentations will be brief reserving ample time for panel discussion. We encourage submission from those experienced in communicating with diverse decision makers including policy makers, industries, NGOs, current and future voters, and Arctic residents.
Abstract submission deadline Wednesday, 1 August 23:59 EDT Abstract submission: https://fallmeeting.agu.org/2018/abstract-submissions/ Session Listing: https://agu.confex.com/agu/fm18/gateway.cgi Session Title: Putting Arctic Science to Work: Using Your Words to Reach Collaborators and Decision-makers Session Description: The Arctic is changing more rapidly than other parts of the planet with broad impacts on ecosystems, sea level, global weather patterns, transportation, and geopolitics. Responding to these intertwined changes requires collaboration across disciplines and effective communication with decision makers. The Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee uses an open platform, IARPC Collaborations, to enhance communication, coordination, and collaboration between researchers of various disciplines and other stakeholders. The Study of Environmental Arctic Change developed expert-authored two-page briefs to answer policy-relevant science questions and promote cross disciplinary studies. The effectiveness of these and similar models depends on understanding different audiences, especially non-scientific and interdisciplinary audiences, and communicating accordingly. This session invites presentations that illustrate communication that is effective for promoting new collaborations and/or for conveying scientific understanding to decision-makers.
Cheers, Jessica Rohde (IARPC Collaborations) Brendan Kelly (Study of Environmental Arctic Change, SEARCH)
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