97th AMS Annual Meeting | 22–26 January 2017 | Seattle, WA

12th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice

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Presentation Topics

Our symposium welcomes session ideas from anyone with an interest in the intersection of weather, climate, and society, especially including original research in social and behavioral sciences and public policy related to weather or climate.  Sessions and papers are especially solicited that address: societal responses, risk and resilience in the face of climate variability, extreme weather, and climate change; communicating weather and climate information, risks and uncertainty: research and applications; and policy and decision making at the weather, climate and society Interface.

Important Dates

Abstract Submission Deadline: 12 August 2016
Acceptance Emails Sent: late-September 2016

Abstract Fee

The $95 abstract fee  (payable by credit card or purchase order) is refundable only if your abstract is not accepted.

What's Included

Your fee includes your abstract, extended abstract (optional), and your recorded oral presentation posted to the online program which is available to all visitors for free. 

Student Award Opportunities

The 12th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice 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 awards 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. 

Program Chair(s)

For additional information please contact the program chairpersons, Kathy Sherman-Morris ([email protected]) and Olga Wilhelmi ([email protected]).