TEX Scoping Process

Call #1: Understanding AGU expertise and TEX focus areas

A TEX staff member will schedule an introductory meeting to provide an overview of AGU and TEX. This call will provide community representatives with an understanding of the types of scientific expertise that can be matched to their climate change, natural hazards or natural resources challenge(s).

Outcome: Community has an opportunity to focus their challenge if they have not already done so.


Call #2: Delving Deeper into the Community Challenge

A TEX staff member will schedule 30-45 minutes to discuss the community’s selected challenge. If the community has not yet selected one and requires scientific expertise to help hone a challenge, the discussion will be on the TEX Lite process. Otherwise, this call will provide the basis for TEX Full.

Outcome: TEX Lite or TEX Full. If the former, TEX staff will find experts who can provide advice to the community about one or more challenge areas. If the latter, TEX staff will develop a draft challenge to send to the community for review & edits (usually within 7-10 days of Call #2).

TEX Lite – 2-3 scientists to provide advice to a city/community

TEX Full – a project with defined outcome(s) and timeline


Call #3: Commitment Call

To best ensure the success of the intended community science collaboration, a TEX staff member will schedule a final call (often after the community has had a chance to review the draft challenge) to determine the community Point of Contact (PoC), time and resources that that community can devote to working with a scientist.

Outcome: Community commitment to the community science collaboration as well as an anticipated timeline and project outcome. [The timeline and outcome may still be negotiated once the scientist(s) are recruited.]