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

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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

  • 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
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

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