Panel Discussion 11B Breakout Session: Beyond the Weather: Getting the Word Out: Science Policy and Communication

Sunday, 10 January 2016: 10:50 AM-11:45 AM
La Nouvelle A ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Host: 15th Annual Student Conference
Matthew D. Flournoy, University of Oklahoma, University Park, PA
Nolan J. Doesken, Colorado State Climatologist, Atmospheric Science Department, Fort Collins, CO; Jen Henderson, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, n/a, n/a; Paul Higgins, AMS Policy Program, AMS Policy Program, Washington, DC and Paul A. Newman, NASA/GSFC, Earth Sciences Directorate, Greenbelt, MD

As we endeavor to serve society through science, we must keep in mind that our science does not operate in a vacuum. We draw upon the computational sciences in generating forecasts and analyzing data. Meanwhile, we draw upon the social sciences in communicating our work and drafting sound policy. This breakout session focuses on the lessons we can learn and the skills we can develop at the interface between meteorology and these allied fields.Successful science has two phases: do the science, and get the word out. How do researchers working at the interface of science, society, and policy effectively communicate their findings and recommendations to stakeholders beyond the research community? This session discusses the importance of effective communication between researchers and policy makers and provides some insight into how this process works.

10:50 AM
Science Policy and Communication -- Josh Alland
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