PA031:
Science to Action: Toward More Effective Decision Maker-Scientist Partnerships





Session ID#: 24945

Session Description:
Climate extremes, variability, and change and their consequences for hydrological, ecological, and human systems require decisions be made now to avoid future system failures. The traditional model of science calls for scientists to understand what future changes may be and then decision makers will take action on this knowledge.  In reality, this linear model rarely works and results in a disconnect between the information generated by scientists and decisions being made. This session will explore how scientists and decision makers can work together to produce more actionable science.  We seek experiences that reveal what effective partnerships between science and applications look like and how they can be improved and shared. We especially welcome specific examples of processes or products that demonstrate and teach better practices, or practices to avoid, when including science in decision making.
Primary Convener:  Julie A Vano, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States
Conveners:  David H Behar, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, San Francisco, CA, United States and Daniel B Ferguson, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, United States

Cross-Listed:
  • GC - Global Environmental Change
  • H - Hydrology
  • NH - Natural Hazards
  • SI - Societal Impacts and Policy Sciences
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Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Kevin J Noone, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden, Petra Manderscheid, JPI Climate, Brussels, Belgium and Patrick Monfray, Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation, Paris, France
Andreas F Prein1, Ben Hale2, Greg J Holland3, Cindy L Bruyere1, James Done3 and Linda Mearns3, (1)National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States, (2)University of Miami, Miami, United States, (3)NCAR, Boulder, CO, United States
Bandana Kar1, Caleb Robinson2, Daniel B. Koch3 and Olufemi Omitaomu1, (1)Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, United States, (2)Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, United States, (3)Battelle Oak Ridge, Oak Ridge, TN, United States
Joseph R Kasprzyk1, Rebecca Smith1, William James Raseman1, Mikaela Ann DeRousseau1, Lisa Dilling2, Kenan Ozekin3, R Scott Summers1, Rajagopalan Balaji4, Ben Livneh1,5, Fernando Rosario-Ortiz1, Leah Sprain1 and Wil V Srubar III1, (1)University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States, (2)University of Colorado at Boulder, Western Water Assessment RISA, Boulder, CO, United States, (3)Water Research Foundation, Denver, CO, United States, (4)University of Colorado at Boulder, Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering and CIRES, Boulder, CO, United States, (5)Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, Boulder, CO, United States
Karen M McCurdy, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA, United States
Oriana Chegwidden, University of Washington Seattle Campus, Seattle, WA, United States, Bart Nijssen, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, United States and Erik Pytlak, Bonneville Power Administration, Weather and Streamflow Forecasting, Portland, OR, United States
Neil Berg, RAND Corporation, Arlington, VA, United States
Maria Carmen Lemos and Katherine Browne, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, School for Environment and Sustainability, Ann Arbor, MI, United States
Iva Sokolovska, Jessica A Andrepont and Denise Lach, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, United States
Guillermo Mendoza, US Army Corps of Engineers, Alexandria, VA, United States, Marc Tkach, Milenium Challenge Corporation, Washington DC, United States, John Kucharski, US Army Corps of Engineers Hydrologic Engineering Center, Davis, CA, United States and Rabia Chaudhry, Millenium Challenge Corporation, Washington, DC, United States
Alana M Wilson1,2, Richard L Armstrong3, Betsy R Armstrong4, Andrew Barrett5, Mary J. Brodzik3, Florence M Fetterer6, Jennifer L. Fluri7, Alice Frances Hill3, Rijan Bhakta Kayastha8, Siri-Jodha S Khalsa5, Alia L Khan9, Holly A. Miller1, Cholpon Minbaeva3, Adina Racoviteanu5, Bruce H Raup2 and Karl Rittger5, (1)Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research, Boulder, CO, United States, (2)University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States, (3)Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, Boulder, CO, United States, (4)Armstrong and Associates, Boulder, CO, United States, (5)National Snow and Ice Data Center, Boulder, CO, United States, (6)Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, National Snow and Ice Data Center, Boulder, CO, United States, (7)University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, United States, (8)Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel, Nepal, (9)Colorado University Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States
Brian P. Neff, USGS Central Region Office, Lakewood, CO, United States and Meredith Pavlick, USGS Office of Water Information, Middleton, WI, United States
Melissa Goodwin1, Rajul Pandya1, Christopher P Weaver2, Sarah Zerbonne2, Natalie Bennett2 and Bradford Spangler3, (1)American Geophysical Union, Washington, DC, United States, (2)US Global Change Research Program, Washington, DC, United States, (3)Meridian Institute, Dillon, CO, United States
Caitlin Grady, Pennsylvania State University Main Campus, University Park, PA, United States
Philip Mote1, Denise Lach2, Holly Hartmann3, John T Abatzoglou4 and John Stevenson2, (1)Oregon Climate Change Research Institute, Corvallis, OR, United States, (2)Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, United States, (3)Eugene, OR, United States, (4)University of Idaho, Department of Geography, Moscow, ID, United States
Laura Weiand1, Erika von Schneidemesser1, Sean Schmitz1, Norman Niehoff2 and ClimPol - Climate Change and Air Pollution: Research Needs and Pathways to Policy Implementation, (1)Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies, Potsdam, Germany, (2)City Administration of Potsdam - City Development, Landeshauptstadt Potsdam, Building and Environment Division, Department of Urban Planning and Development, Potsdam, Germany
Gabrielle Roesch-McNally, US Forest Service Corvallis, Corvallis, OR, United States and Holly R. Prendeville, US Forest Service Corvallis, Northwest Climate Hubs, Corvallis, OR, United States
Astrid Caldas1, Kristina A Dahl2, Erika Spanger-Siegfried1 and Shana Udvardy1, (1)Union of Concerned Scientists Washington DC, Washington, DC, United States, (2)Dahl Scientific, San Francisco, CA, United States
Bart Nijssen, University of Washington Seattle Campus, Seattle, WA, United States and Oriana Chegwidden, University of Washington, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Seattle, WA, United States
Jack D Fellows1, Martin A. Schoonen2, Julie Pullen3, Jorge E González4, Firas Saleh5 and Vatsal Bhatt2, (1)Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, United States, (2)Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY, United States, (3)Stenvens Institute of Technology, Civil, Environment, and Ocean Engineering, Hoboken, NJ, United States, (4)Department of Mechanical Engineering & NOAA-CREST Center, The City College of New York, NY 10031, New York, United States, (5)Davidson Laboratory, Department of Civil, Environmental, and Ocean Engineering, Hoboken, NJ, United States
Fiona M.C. Horsfall1, Marina M Timofeyeva-Livezey1, Viviane Silva2, Mary Rose Mangan2, Jenna C Meyers1 and James Zdrojewski2, (1)NOAA Washington DC, Washington, DC, United States, (2)National Weather Service Silver Spring, Silver Spring, MD, United States
Ian M Ferguson1, Marketa McGuire1, Daniel Broman2 and Subhrendu Gangopadhyay1, (1)Bureau of Reclamation Denver, Denver, CO, United States, (2)Bureau of Reclamation Denver, Water Resources Planning and Operations Support Group, Denver, CO, United States
F Martin Ralph, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States and Jay Jasperse, Sonoma County Water, Santa Rosa, CA, United States
Mark Trexler, The Climatographers, Portland, OR, United States; George Washington University, Engineering, Washington, DC, United States
Bran Black1, Michael Harte2 and Chris Goldfinger2, (1)Oregon State University, CEOAS, Corvallis, OR, United States, (2)Oregon State University, College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, Corvallis, OR, United States
Paul Fleming, Alan Chinn, James Rufo Hill, John Edgerly and Elizabeth Garcia, Seattle Public Utilities, Seattle, WA, United States
Kathie Dello, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, United States
James C Arnott, Aspen Global Change Institute, Washington, DC, United States and Maria Carmen Lemos, Tehran, Iran
Sarah Close1, Angela Bednarek2, Katie Curran2 and Charlotte Hudson1, (1)Lenfest Ocean Program, Washington, DC, United States, (2)The Pew Charitable Trusts, Washington, DC, United States
Julien Lartigue1, Frank Parker1, Rebecca Allee2 and Caitlin Young1, (1)NOAA National Ocean Service, Silver Spring, MD, United States, (2)NOAA Office for Coastal Management – Gulf Coast, Stennis Space Center, MS, United States
Stephanie L Granger1, Konstantinos Andreadis2, Narendra Das2, Tom G Farr3, Amor V M Ines4, Susantha Jayasinghe5, Cathleen E Jones1, Forrest S Melton6, Lilian WANGUI Ndungu7, Judy Lai-Norling2, Thomas H Painter1 and Jones, (1)Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States, (2)NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States, (3)JPL, Pasadena, CA, United States, (4)International Research Institute for Climate and Society, Columbia University, Palisades, NY, United States, (5)Asian Disaster Perpardness Center, SERVIR-Mekong & Climate Resilience, Bangkok, Thailand, (6)CSU Monterey Bay, Seaside, CA, United States, (7)Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development, Nairobi, Kenya
Nathan Kettle1, Kristin Timm2, Tina Marie Buxbaum1, Sarah Trainor1, John E Walsh3 and Alison York3, (1)University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK, United States, (2)George Mason University Fairfax, Fairfax, VA, United States, (3)International Arctic Research Center, Fairbanks, AK, United States
Jamie Favors1, Michael L Ruiz2, Lindsay Rogers2, Kenton W Ross2, Lauren M Childs-Gleason2 and Karen N Allsbrook2, (1)NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC, United States, (2)NASA DEVELOP Program, Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA, United States
Tirusew Asefa, Tampa Bay Water, Dunedin, FL, United States
Amanda M Sheffield, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States; NOAA/NIDIS, La Jolla, CA, United States and California Nevada Applications Program & Western Regional Climate Center
Rohin Saleh, Alameda County Flood Control District, Hayward, CA, United States
Andrew D Jones, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA, United States, Kripa Akila Jagannathan, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, United States and Paul Aaron Ullrich, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Computational Research Division, Berkeley, CA, United States
Carolyn Enquist, USGS Geological Survey, Menlo Park, CA, United States, Stephen T Jackson, USGS Southwest Climate Science Center, Tucson, AZ, United States, Gregg M Garfin, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, United States and NCEAS Translational Ecology Working Group
Kenton W Ross1, Lauren M Childs-Gleason2, Georgina S Cripps3, Amanda Clayton2, Caren Remillard4, Lance E Watkins5, Karen N Allsbrook2, Lindsay Rogers2 and Michael L Ruiz2, (1)NASA Langley Research Center, DEVELOP National Program, Hampton, VA, United States, (2)NASA DEVELOP Program, Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA, United States, (3)Science Systems and Applications, Inc. Hampton, Hampton, VA, United States, (4)NASA DEVELOP Program - WC, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, United States, (5)NASA DEVELOP Program - WC, Arizona State University, Pheonix, AZ, United States
Erin Friedman1, Rebekah Breitzer1 and William Duncan Solecki2, (1)CUNY Graduate Center, New York, NY, United States, (2)city university of new york - hunter college, geography, new york, NY, United States
Kathleen Ernst1, Benjamin L Preston1, Sandra Tenggren2, Richard Klein2 and Åsa Gerger-Swartling2, (1)Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, United States, (2)Stockholm Environment Institute, Stockholm, Sweden

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