Soliciting abstracts for a session at AGU on how Earth observational, and derived scientific information connect to and benefit society. This session seeks not only social science, behavioral, or economic approaches, but also other methods such as complex systems analyses, service delivery or user engagement, knowledge graph mapping, social justice reviews, etc. Please reach out to email@example.com if you have any questions.
Please note abstracts are due by Aug 2 and one can be submitted here. More information on the session can be found below
Conference: American Geophysical Union (AGU) 2023 Fall Meeting
Location: San Francisco, CA with a Virtual Component
Dates: December 11-15, 2023
Session: SY040 – Understanding the Societal Value and Use of Earth Science Information
Session Hyperlink: https://agu.confex.com/agu/fm23/prelim.cgi/Session/191300
Communities at all scales and typologies rely on Earth science to make decisions related to atmospheric, planetary, ocean, climate, and environmental change. This information encourages sustainable development, reduces risks from natural disasters, enables economic activity, supports policy decisions, and broadens our understanding of the world around us.
Earth information starts with observations collected by systems such satellites, ground stations, in-situ platforms, or even human researchers and is refined through data processing and modeling. This processed data and model output is then analyzed and communicated to external stakeholders such as governments, emergency managers, academic researchers, or the general public to inform decisions that benefit society.
This session seeks to present and encourage the advancement of methods employed to understand and improve processes that measure the benefits provided by complex Earth observational, data, and scientific systems. Perspectives that extend beyond traditional social, behavioral, economic, and decision sciences are welcome. Topics on underserved and marginalized communities, or social justice, are also encouraged.