The 14th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice is sponsored by the American Meteorological Society and organized by the AMS Board on Societal Impacts.
Papers for this conference are solicited on the following:
between the rock of applied needs and the hard place of diminishing resources: rethinking success in provider-partner relationships (themed joint session) (joint with the 28th Symposium on Education);
collaborations with indigenous peoples to build resilient communities and nations;
Earth observations for food security and agriculture: down to earth support for improved decisions, policy, and action;
extreme events, climate change, and human security;
federal agency budgets for weather, water, and climate: a guide to current proposals and recent shifts;
identifying and assessing the effects of forecast and warning communication (in)consistency on different recipients;
individual, community, organization and agency: the multiple scales of resilience;
linking natural and social science to understand societal impacts of research;
meteorologist and emergency management concerns: public health, critical incident stress, and PTSD among experts in weather disasters (themed joint session) (joint with Seventh Symposium on Building a Weather-Ready Nation: Enhancing Our Nation's Readiness, Responsiveness, and Resilience to High Impact Weather Events);
monitoring food from space: how remotely sensed data might revolutionize food security research;
strengthening economic growth while building resilience to extremes;
The Fourth National Climate Assessment Vol. II: impacts, risks, and adaptation in the United States (themed joint session) (joint with the 24th Conference on Applied Climatology, and Seventh Symposium on the Weather, Water, and Climate Enterprise);
vulnerability and extreme events (themed joint session) (joint with the Seventh Symposium on Building a Weather-Ready Nation: Enhancing Our Nation's Readiness, Responsiveness, and Resilience to High Impact Weather Events and Seventh Symposium on the Weather, Water, and Climate Enterprise);
and warning communication for vulnerable populations.
In addition, papers are solicited for the following joint sessions:
communicating with data users and the public: bridging the Valley of Death (joint between the 15th Annual Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems, the 24th Conference on Applied Climatology, the 14th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice, and the Seventh Symposium on Building a Weather-Ready Nation).
Student Award Opportunities
Members of the Symposium for Societal Applications encourage students to submit their posters and oral presentations for consideration for one of eight awards. We especially encourage topics that speak to the goals of the Symposium and connect with the overall conference theme: Understanding andBuilding Resilience to Extreme Events by Being Interdisciplinary,International, and Inclusive (III). Eight awards will be given to students based on an evaluation presentations, four awards in each category of poster and oral presentation: 1st ($200), 2nd ($100), 3rd ($75) place and honorable mention ($25).
A subcommittee will evaluate presentations and recommend winners based on criteria that include (1) Quality of the research being conducted (e.g. research design, methods, reporting of results); (2) Relevance of research to the Symposium and conference theme; (3) Quality of oral or poster presentation design (e.g. clear slides, understandable graphics, readability of text); and (4) Communication skills (e.g. engaging the audience, pacing of presentation, ability to answer Q&As).
To be eligible for the awards, you must be a full-time undergraduate or graduate student enrolled at a university at the time of abstract submission, and you also must be the lead author, personally presenting the work.