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.
|Presenter||Lisa Dilling*, University of Colorado Boulder, Rebecca Page, University of Colorado Boulder, Beyond Communication: Understanding the decision context for the use of climate information in practice||20||12:40 PM|
|Presenter||Katharine Johnson*, Earth Resources Technology, Inc., David R. Easterling, NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information, Kenneth E. Kunkel, Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites-NC, North Carolina State University, Developing a website for the National Climate Assessment’s Climate Science Special Report||20||1:00 PM|
|Presenter||Amber Williams*, West Virginia University, Climate Data: Dataset Accessibility and Programs' Usability||20||1:20 PM|
|Presenter||Marilyn Koitnurm*, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Olivia Vila, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Joel Finnis, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Mark C.J. Stoddart, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Atanu Sarkar, Memorial University of Newfoundland, “It Goes Up and Down like a Dog’s Breakfast!”: Exploring Local Perceptions of Climate Variability in Newfoundland and Labrador||20||1:40 PM|
|Presenter||Jase Bernhardt*, Hofstra University, Angela Rienzo, Hofstra University, Ivan Bermejo, Hofstra University, Communicating Hurricane Risk with Virtual Reality: A Pilot Study||20||2:00 PM|
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