10th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice
The 10th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice (formerly the Symposium on Policy and Socio-Economic Research), sponsored by the American Meteorological Society, and organized by the AMS Board on Societal Impacts, will be held 4–8 January 2015, as part of the 95th AMS Annual Meeting in Phoenix, Arizona. Our symposium welcomes session ideas from anyone with an interest in the intersection of weather, climate, and society, especially including work relating to social, behavioral, human, and economic approaches and public policy. The Symposium provides a forum for scholars and practitioners to share (i) foundational research, (ii) ideas for transitioning research to applications or developing public policy, and (iii) application or policy outcomes. Please contact the program chairpersons (contact information noted below) by 1 May 2014 if you would like to propose a session topic for this symposium.
The theme for the 2015 AMS Annual Meeting is “Fulfilling the Vision of Weather, Water, and Climate Information for Every Need, Time, and Place”. People, businesses, and governments depend increasingly on weather, water, and climate information matched to their specific needs. We are converging on a day when such information is integrated into nearly every decision or action people take. This revolution in highly targeted, customized information - delivered when and where it is most useful - will make our lives safer, more productive, and more enjoyable. The challenge for our community is this: collaborate and innovate to develop – and ultimately deliver – actionable, user-specific weather, water, and climate information across all spatial and temporal scales in support of our nation’s safety, health, and prosperity. The meeting will explore the many topics required for our community to implement this vision.
The $95 abstract fee includes the submission of your abstract, the posting of your extended abstract, and the uploading and recording of your presentation, which will be archived on the AMS Web site. Please submit your abstract electronically via the Web by 1 August 2014 (refer to the AMS Web page at http://www.ametsoc.org/meet/online_submit.html). An abstract fee of $95 (payable by credit card or purchase order) is charged at the time of submission (refundable only if abstract is not accepted).
Authors of accepted presentations will be notified via e-mail by late-September 2014. All extended abstracts are to be submitted electronically and will be available on-line via the Web. Instructions for formatting extended abstracts will be posted on the AMS Web site. Authors have the option to submit manuscripts (up to 10 MB) electronically by 5 February 2015. All abstracts, extended abstracts and presentations will be available on the AMS Web site at no cost.
Student Award Opportunities
The 10th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice is proud to announce that it will make awards at the AMS Annual Meeting to recognize outstanding student contributions based on the evaluation of poster and oral presentations made during Symposium-led sessions.
Contenders for the award must be:
- Enrolled at a University (either at undergraduate or graduate level),
- The lead-author, and
- Personally make the presentation of his/her work.
A student who wishes to be considered for this prize should indicate this when submitting his/her abstract.
Previous winners of this prize are not eligible.