AGU Fall Meeting 2016

Thriving Earth Exchange at AGU Fall Meeting
Science Impact: Supporting Thriving Communities

December 12-16, 2016
San Francisco, California

 

With approximately 24,000 attendees in 2015, AGU’s Fall Meeting is the largest Earth and space science meeting in the world. 2016 will mark Fall Meeting’s 49th year as the premiere place to present research; hear about the latest discoveries, trends, and challenges in the field; and network with colleagues that can enhance your career. Read more on the Fall Meeting website.

 

TEX is hosting a special series of activities at Fall Meeting: “Science Impact: Supporting Thriving Communities.” These activities will highlight the impact of projects that scientists and communities have worked on together, share successes and lessons learned, and inspire and launch new collaborative projects. It will include scientific sessions (see below), panels of community leaders, a networking reception, and a hands-on workshop to launch new community-science collaborations. Our goals are to:

  • Show how communities and scientists are working together to produce impact and advance science,
  • Provide the opportunity for existing partnerships to share ideas and best practices, and
  • Inspire new scientists and communities to collaborate to solve their challenges.

Planning to attend? RSVP here!

 

TEX Partnership Round Table

An invitation-only morning meeting for current and potential TEX partners to meet one another, build relationships, share ideas and practices, and provide input on the evolution of TEX.

Marriott Marquis, Sierra B
Tuesday, 13 December
8:30 am – 1:15 pm
RSVP

 

Communities and Scientists Working Together: TEX Networking Reception

The annual TEX reception features posters from TEX projects and provides a networking opportunity for existing and new TEX projects.

Marriott Marquis, Salons 10-11
Tuesday, 13 December
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
RSVP

 

TEX Project Launch Workshop

This hands-on workshop will help scientists and community leaders start and advance collaborative, locally-impactful projects together. You’ll leave with a defined project, partners, and a plan.

TEX is currently seeking scientists to work with community leaders to design projects that use Earth and space science to build local solutions to global challenges. A variety of different perspectives and backgrounds is encouraged!

Marriott Marquis, Foothill C (Formerly known as Club Room)
Wednesday, 14 December
8:30 am – 1:00 pm
RSVP

 

Science Impact Sessions in the Scientific Program

These sessions provide a way for scientists and community leaders to share their experiences and insights as part of the formal scientific process of peer presentation and review. Click here to view the full program.

 

Scientific Sessions co-convened by TEX:

Making an Impact: Stories, Tips, and Lessons Learned from Collaborating with Communities

Collaborations between scientists and communities can benefit both. This session will explore ways to build effective, impactful collaborations that broaden participation and public support for science, solve local challenges, advance policy objectives, build resilience, and expand capacity to reduce pollution.

PA24B: Making an Impact: Stories, Tips and Lessons Learned from Collaborating with Communities I

Tuesday, 13 December
16:00 – 18:00
Moscone South – 304

Oral Presentations: 16:00 – 17:30
Panel Discussion: 17:30 – 18:00

PA41D: Making an Impact: Stories, Tips and Lessons Learned from Collaborating with Communities II

Thursday, 15 December 2016
08:00 – 10:00
Moscone South – 304

Oral presentations: 08:00 – 9:30
Panel Discussion: 09:30 – 10:00

PA43A: Making an Impact: Stories, Tips and Lessons Learned from Collaborating with Communities III Posters 

Thursday, 15 December 2016
13:40 – 18:00
Moscone South – Poster Hall

 

Improving the Usability of Climate, Extreme Event, and Hazard Data and Information Products for Community Decision Makers

The ability of communities to increase their resilience to and adapt to the effects of climate change depends on their access to actionable information. This session will convene communities, science translators, and information providers to share their experiences enhancing the usability of climate and hazard data and information products for decision-making.

PA22A: Improving the Usability of Climate, Extreme Event, and Hazard Data and Information Products for Community Decision Makers I Posters (Lightning)

Tuesday, 13 December 2016
10:20 – 12:20
Moscone North – 110

PA23B: Improving the Usability of Climate, Extreme Event, and Hazard Data and Information Products for Community Decision Makers I Posters

Tuesday, 13 December 2016
13:40 – 18:00
Moscone South – Poster Hall

PA31E: Improving the Usability of Climate, Extreme Event, and Hazard Data and Information Products for Community Decision Makers II

Wednesday, 14 December 2016
08:00 – 10:00
Moscone South – 304

PA32A: Improving the Usability of Climate, Extreme Event, and Hazard Data and Information Products for Community Decision Makers III

Wednesday, 14 December 2016
10:20 – 12:20
Moscone South – 304

 

Scientific Sessions on impact-oriented science convened by Friends and Colleagues:

Towards more effective decision maker-scientist engagement

Climate change and related impacts to hydrological and ecological systems, pose serious risks to society – risks that require critical decisions be made now to avoid future system failures. This session will explore how to most effectively build bridges between scientists and decision makers to overcome cultural barriers to co-production of information contributing to resilience planning.

PA33D: Toward More Effective Decision Maker-Scientist Engagement I

Wednesday, 14 December 2016
13:40 – 15:40
Moscone South – 304

PA34A: Toward More Effective Decision Maker-Scientist Engagement II

Wednesday, 14 December 2016
16:00 – 18:00
Moscone South – 304

PA42A: Toward More Effective Decision Maker-Scientist Engagement III Posters (Lightning)

Thursday, 15 December 2016
10:20 – 12:20
Moscone North – 110

PA43B: Toward More Effective Decision Maker-Scientist Engagement III Posters

Thursday, 15 December 2016
13:40 – 18:00
Moscone South – Poster Hall

 

Questions? Email tex@agu.org or chat with us on Twitter!