Advancing actionable polar science in the context of global change

Type: Paper
Theme: Expanding the Community of Geography
Sponsor Groups: Polar Geography Specialty Group, Cryosphere Specialty Group, Military Geography Specialty Group
Organizers: Michael Brady
Chairs:

Call for Submissions

This session invites presentations on efforts to produce actionable polar science for policy and decision support in the context of global change. Actionable science engages science users such as policy makers, operators, and resource managers in the science production process to enhance usability.

Please submit max 200 word paper abstracts by 30 October to michael.b.brady@nga.mil and christopher.oxendine@westpoint.edu. Please include the paper title, your name, affiliation, and email address. We will respond to authors with confirmation by 8 November.


Description

This session invites presentations on efforts to produce actionable polar science for policy and decision support in the context of global change. Actionable science engages science users such as policy makers, operators, and resource managers in the science production process to enhance usability (Cash et al. 2003). Coproduction is an increasingly common method used in the global change community to advance actionable science. Coproduction goes beyond identifying relevance of science for policy- and decision-making; coproduction also promotes other factors of data, information, and knowledge usability such as enhancing user perceptions of legitimacy and credibility through collaboration with stakeholders and partners in all phases in scientific research. Ancillary effects such as user/stakeholder buy-in and mutual learning is also part of the coproduction method. At a minimum, presentations should identify intended and other potential uses of their scientific research, as well as opportunities and challenges with effectively engaging users and stakeholders in the research process. We also invite presentations on best practices and use cases of success in polar science uptake and evidence-based policy- and decision-making outcomes. Shortfalls of science-policy efforts and potential ways forward to realize societal benefit impacts are also welcome. The focus of this session is Polar Region, but we also invite perspectives from other regions that can be brought to bear in Polar contexts.

Cash, D. W., Clark, W. C., Alcock, F., Dickson, N. M., Eckley, N., Guston, D. H., ... & Mitchell, R. B. (2003). Knowledge systems for sustainable development. Proceedings of the national academy of sciences, 100(14), 8086-8091.


Agenda

Type Details Minutes
Presenter Sandra Starkweather*, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, Advancing US Priorities within the International Roadmap for Arctic Observing and Data Systems (ROADS) 15
Presenter Thomas Morelli*, Thomas D. Morelli LLC, Maritime Domain Awareness as an Essential Integral System of Governance Capacity Enabling Decision Advantage and Feasible by Developing Coastal Countries 15

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