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Project Title: Advancing Social and Behavioral Science Research and Application within the Weather Enterprise

PIN: DELS-BASCPR-15-04         

Major Unit:
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
Division on Earth and Life Studies

Sub Unit:
Board on Atmospheric Sciences & Climate
Board on Environmental Change and Society
Board on Human-System Integration

Geller, Laurie

Subject/Focus Area:
Behavioral and Social Sciences; Environment and Environmental Studies

Committee Meeting #2
October 6, 2016 - October 7, 2016
The Institute for Behavioral Science Building, CU Boulder

If you would like to attend the sessions of this meeting that are open
to the public or need more information please contact:

Contact Name: Erin Markovich
Phone: 202-334-2733


October 6, 2016

Social and Behavioral Science Research Perspectives: Weather and other Hazards/Disasters
• Rebecca Morss, NCAR
• Jeff Lazo, NCAR
• Eve Gruntfest, Resilient Communities Institute
• Kathleen Tierney, CU Boulder
• Deb Thomas, CU Denver

Crisis Informatics: An overview of the current/future research directions for this field, and its use in the weather enterprise
• Leysia Palen, CU Boulder (via WebEx)
• Kate Starbird, University of Washington (via WebEx)

October 7, 2016

Vulnerability, Adaptive Capacity, and Resilience
• Heather Lazrus, NCAR
• Olga Wilhelmi, NCAR
• Liesel Ritchie, CU Boulder
• Greg Guibert, Boulder’s Chief Resilience Officer

Explore how SBS research is used across meteorological research, operational forecasting, public communication, and emergency response.

Meteorology perspectives (including discussion of recent and future advances in forecasting extreme precipitation events, which could affect the direction of SBS research):
• Russ Schumacher, CSU
• Dave Gochis, NCAR
• Kelly Mahoney, NOAA

Public communication and emergency response perspectives:
• Mike Chard, Boulder Emergency Management
• Bob Glancy, NWS
• Mike Lewis, CDOT

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Meeting

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the meeting:
Ann Bostrom
Bill Hooke
Ellen Bass
David Budescu
Mike Eilts
Rick Nelson
Joe Trainor
Jackie Snelling

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:
Report outline feedback, plans/status of information-gathering efforts, relations with other Academies' studies, workshop agenda, and chapter assignments

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary: October 14, 2016