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Melissa Varga | Jul, 07 2017


Call for abstracts: AGU session on partnerships for decision-relevant science

If you’re considering going to the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting in New Orleans this December, I hope you’ll consider submitting an abstract to participate in our session:
“Science to Action: Building Novel and Transformative Partnerships Toward Decision-Relevant Science.” 
It is geared towards collaborative partnerships, and the decision-relevant, actionable research/science ​that arise from those relationships/interactions. I’d love to see some submissions from subscribers to the SCISIP listserv how collaboration leads
to stronger science-based policy.
PA026: Science to Action:
Building Novel and Transformative Partnerships Toward Decision-Relevant Science
Session ID#: 25740
Session Description:
These are trying times for both scientists and local communities – dwindling financial resources, institutional barriers, spatio-temporal constraints, and a polarized electorate. Despite these roadblocks, scientists persevere to engage and collaborate with
decision makers and communities to ensure science that is actionable, applicable, and usable. In this session, we explore (1) how scientists build and strengthen partnerships within and outside the research community, and (2) how these novel and truly collaborative
partnerships lead to decision-relevant tools, resources, or knowledge. We invite on-the-ground stories and experiences, successes and challenges, and best practices that illustrate both increased collaborative capacity and the successful co-production of actionable
science. Through this collective sharing, we can harness characteristics of effective and transformative partnerships to better understand community needs and deliver robust, science-based, and decision-relevant products and applications to our stakeholders.
This is a public affairs session which means you can submit to this session AND another session.
We are also excited to be a part of a series of Science to Action sessions. These sessions highlight scientists, science educators, decision makers and citizens working together to confront environmental and resource concerns like
those posed by extreme events, climate and land cover change, and natural hazards.  Check them out at:  This series will provide for an engaging meeting!
The submission deadline is August 2, 2017 11:59 pm EDT. Send me a comment or an email at if you have any questions or end up submitting an abstract!
Melissa Varga
Science Network Outreach Associate and Community Manager
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