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Project Information

Project Information


Board on Environmental Change and Society Public Seminars


Project Scope:

BECS' regular bi-annual meetings usually include a public seminar to explore emerging topics of interest to the board's portfolio.

Status: Current

PIN: DBASSE-BECS-20-P-208

RSO: Warden, Toby M

Topic(s):

Behavioral and Social Sciences
Earth Sciences



Geographic Focus:
North America

Committee Membership



Committee Membership

No data present.


Events


Event Type :  
Webinar

Description :   

During this 3-hour session, panelists and the Board will explore approaches to assess an increasingly complex scenario landscape; and types of synthetic elements that could be helpful to clearly communicate an assessment to the general public. The session will include a series of 15-minute presentations followed by discussions with Board Members and audience participants. This will be an exploratory session reviewing current approaches with consideration to creative ways to reimagine scenario/communication strategies. There will be no write-up or written deliverable attached to this activity. The webinar will be archived on the BECS website.



Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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

Contact Name:  Tina Latimer
Contact Email:  TLatimer@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  (202) 334-3218

Agenda
-
Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
No

Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-

Event Type :  
Webinar

Description :   

The Board on Environmental Change and Society and the Resilient America Program are collaborating for a session to discuss the social science aspects of decision making for compound events. As summer and warmer weather approaches, we enter into seasons for typically higher activity of extreme environmental events, such as hurricanes, heatwaves and wildfire events. And in 2020, any such events will occur in the midst of a global pandemic. This interactive seminar will explore implications of compound environmental events for disaster preparedness and response with attention to decision making and equity dimensions as communities also grapple with COVID-19. Our intention is to surface social science issues and areas of focus that may be in need of further exploration in coming months.

This seminar will be valuable for practitioners, researchers and decision-makers working to build resilient and healthy communities.



Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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

Contact Name:  Tina Latimer
Contact Email:  becs@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  (202) 334-3218

Agenda
-
Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
No

Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-

Event Type :  
Webinar

Description :   

The objective of this joint seminar is to explore human-technology integration alongside smart city technologies and methodologies that are being designed and deployed to enhance urban climate resilience and benefit all members of communities.


Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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

Contact Name:  Tina Latimer
Contact Email:  becs@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  (202) 334-3218

Agenda
-
Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
No

Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-

Event Type :  
Webinar

Description :   

The objectives of this seminar are to disseminate USGCRP Social Science Coordinating Committee social science workshop papers and key findings; discuss roles and examples of using social sciences in research and actions for societal transformations to meet global change and sustainability challenges; bring together federal managers and scientists, academic scientists and NAS to discuss opportunities to advance interdisciplinary research in federal programs; and identify actionable steps and opportunities to advance interdisciplinary collaboration.


Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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

Contact Name:  Tina Latimer
Contact Email:  becs@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  (202) 334-3218

Agenda
-
Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
No

Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-

Event Type :  
Webinar

Description :   

This seminar explores policy and community response mechanisms to prepare for and address threats to the built environment and local communities as a result of environmental change and extreme weather events.  Although rural Alaska communities and the threats from erosion, flooding and permafrost degradation are highlighted, this discussion serves to explore a larger question. Are there ways the federal government could better incorporate the science around environmental change and extreme weather events in order to strengthen how communities prepare for, respond to and mitigate the likely damage to the built environment and consequent impact to the quality of life for those in harm’s way?  In addition to Alaska, other regions may be included in the discussion, such as Puerto Rico and the aftermath of Hurricane Maria and Houston and the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.


Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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

Contact Name:  Tina Latimer
Contact Email:  becs@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  (202) 334-3218

Agenda
-
Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
No

Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-

Event Type :  
Webinar

Description :   

Making climate and related environmental observations, models, and data useful to decision makers at the regional-local scale.


Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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

Contact Name:  Tina Latimer
Contact Email:  becs@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  (202) 334-3218

Agenda
-
Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
No

Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-

Publications

Publications

No data present.