Innovations in Weather & Climate Communication 1

Type: Paper
Theme: Hazards, Geography, and GIScience
Sponsor Groups: Climate Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/10/2018
Start / End Time: 10:00 AM / 11:40 AM (MDT)
Room: Napoleon B3, Sheraton 3rd Floor
Organizers: Joel Finnis
Chairs: Joel Finnis


Making the best use of weather forecasts and climate projections requires the effective communication of relevant data to receptive stakeholders. Today, meteorologists and climatologists are generating an ever-expanding volume of information, which is being used by a diverse audience with increasingly sophisticated and specific demands.  Means of accessing this information has also diversified, moving from predominantly broadcast media to include online resources, social media, and smartphone apps. These developments present exciting prospects for science and risk communication. Fully capitalizing on opportunities afforded by new technology, data sources, and stakeholder interest requires an interdisciplinary approach to science and risk communication. This session invites researchers to discuss these opportunities, related challenges, and novel approaches. 


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter James Shewmake*, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Joel Finnis, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Working the Weather: Challenges to Forecasting and Fishing in Newfoundland 20 10:00 AM
Presenter Amber Silver*, SUNY - Albany, Jean Andrey, University of Waterloo, Public Attention to Extreme Weather: Sense-making on Social Media 20 10:20 AM
Presenter Joel Finnis*, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Marine forecast production and application in Atlantic Canada 20 10:40 AM
Presenter Bernardo Bastien-Olvera*, University of California, Davis, Raiza Pilatowsky-Gruner, Forja, Culturas en Movimiento A.C., Planeteando: the climate change video-blog 20 11:00 AM

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