Do Climate Services Make a Difference? Evaluating the Development and Provision of Climate Information

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Tuesday, 6 January 2015: 1:30 PM-3:00 PM
226C (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Hosts: (Joint between the 10th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice; and the 27th Conference on Climate Variability and Change )
Chair:  Zack S. Guido, Climate Assessment for the Southwest (CLIMAS), University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

This session focuses on efforts that have evaluated how climate services have influenced resource management, policy, or other decision contexts. Presentations can highlight useful metrics and effective research design for evaluating climate services as well as documented outcomes of climate service activities. Presentations for work that evaluates the outcomes of a program or policy.

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