15th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice

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Abstract Submissions

Abstracts were due on August 9, 2019.

Abstract Fee and Author Instructions

The 15th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice is sponsored by the American Meteorological Society and organized by the AMS Board on Societal Impacts.

Call for Papers

  • (Dis)continuity in Weather Warnings and Message Consistency
  • A Few of Our Favorite Things; Back to the Future: Transitioning Social and Behavioral Science into the next 100 years;
  • Building Stronger: Bringing together geospatial, social scientific, and engineering-based perspectives on weak-framed housing in the Southeastern United States
  • Connecting the Dots:  Bringing Hazardous Weather Risk Communication Studies and Applications Together for Unified Public Safety Efforts
  • Economics of the Weather, Water, and Climate Enterprise; General Abstract Topic; Lessons Learned from Health Communication: Considering the Weather Communication Implications of Conflicting Information and the Future of Message Consistency in the Weather Enterprise;
  • Managing Complex Science Programs: Unpacking Best Management Practices
  • Reflecting on the Past, Present, and Future of NWS Service Assessments: Integrating Social Science into a Multidisciplinary Approach to Link Information to Knowledge and Society;
  • Social Justice and Scientific Practice in the 21st Century
  • Social Science and the Weather Enterprise: Progress and Future Directions
  • Social Scientific Findings From 5 years of VORTEX Southeast: What Have We Learned?
  • The Co-Production of Science and Stakeholder Engagement
  • The Future of Financial Weather and Climate Risk Management
  • The Storm Inside: The Personal Side of Communicating Hazardous Weather information
  • Towards Infrastructure Standards for a Changing Climate
  • Utilization and communication of S2S information in relation to hazards and multi-sector planning
  • Vulnerability and Resilience in Weather and Climate Communities
  • Weather, Climate, and Hydrological Processes: Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Remote Sensing Applications in Urban and Urban-Rural Interface Environments

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: The AMS Past, Present, and Future: Linking Information to Knowledge to Society (LINKS). Eight awards will be given to students based on an evaluation presentations, four awards in each category of poster and oral presentation: 1st ($100), 2nd ($75), 3rd ($50) place and honorable mention ($20).

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.

Program chairs organizing the Symposium for Societal Applications will also be granting one student and one early career professional with a full-week conference registration waiver (persons must register by the early registration deadline of December 3, 2019). Interested applicants should submit a one-page statement describing 1) how attending the 2020 AMS conference would benefit their academic or professional career and 2) how their academic or professional career activities support the mission of Board on Societal Impacts (BSI), which sponsors the Societal Applications Symposium. The BSI mission is described here. Applications are due to Jennifer Henderson ([email protected]) or Vanessa Vincente ([email protected]) by Friday November 1, 2019.

Conference Contact(s)

Jen Henderson ([email protected]), Vanessa Vincente ([email protected]), & Heather Lazrus ([email protected])