The American Geophysical Union (AGU)’s Thriving Earth Exchange (TEX) is hosting a special series of activities “Science Impact: Supporting Thriving Communities” at this year’s Fall Meeting in San Francisco from 12-16 December 2016. These activities will highlight impactful, collaborative projects, share successes and lessons learned, and inspire and launch new community oriented science projects. It will include scientific sessions like the ones above, panels of community leaders, a networking reception, a hands-on workshop to launch new community-science collaborations.
AGU will have more details on all the events in the coming months, but the most important pieces for now are two special sessions that will be part of the scientific program:
- PA024 Improving the Usability of Climate, Extreme Event, and Hazard Data and Information Products for Community Decision Makers, which is being co-convened by the team that led the assessment of the pilot resilience dialogues and AGU’s Thriving Earth Exchange.
- PA028 Making an Impact: Stories, Tips, and Lessons Learned from Collaborating with Communities, which is being convened by representatives of AGU’s Thriving Earth Exchange and Union for Concerned Scientists.
The deadline for submitting a 250-word abstract is 3 August (for a chance to win a prize, submit by 27 July!), and we’d encourage you to consider submitting. For those of you who participate in other sessions at AGU, please know that you can submit to either of these sessions AND another session.
For questions or more information, please contact Natasha Udu-gama <NUdufirstname.lastname@example.org>, Director of Community Partnerships, Thriving Earth Exchange at AGU.