Second Symposium on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Abstract Information

Abstracts are closed! The deadline was 11 September 2020 at 11:59 PM EST.

Abstract Fee and Author Instructions

AMS advances atmospheric and related sciences, technologies, applications, and services for the benefit of society. We work with our members to contribute to a positive future for all people, for nature, and for the Earth – a future that offers everyone the opportunity to thrive.  In order to achieve this goal, diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) must be a thread into who we are, how we work, who we work with, and which challenges we tackle. 

Call for Papers

We encourage submissions to the Symposium on DEI that are cross-cutting between DEI, belongingness, and accessibility (DEIBA) and the geophysical sciences. The intent is to create joint sessions between underrepresented communities and the geophysical processes that impact them. As examples, AMS 2020 included sessions such as Women in Tropical Meteorology and Translating Weather into the Spanish Language.

 

Examples of topic areas are:

  • Gender equity and climate change
  • Vulnerable populations, social justice, and extreme weather events
  • Communicating and translating weather and climate to other languages
  • Impacts of representation on regional communities (e.g. Contributions of broadcast and forecast meteorologists in the Caribbean)

 

Joint Sessions

  • Advances in infectious disease predictions and pandemic preparedness and prevention including COVID-19 (Joint between the 12th Conference on Environment and Health and the Second Symposium on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion);
  • Applying Earth Observations to Build Resilience in Communities and Urban Areas (Joint between the 16th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice and the Second Symposium on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion);
  • Citizen Science in Space Weather (Joint between the 18th Conference on Space Weather and the Second Symposium on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion);
  • Citizen Science: optimizing the role and value of non-traditional observations (Joint between the Ninth Symposium on the Weather, Water, and Climate Enterprise, the 16th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice, and the Second Symposium on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion);
  • Climate Change Events and Impacts on the LGBTQ+ Community (Joint between the 16th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice and the Second Symposium on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion);
  • Communicating Climate Change (Joint between the 34th Conference on Climate Variability and Change and the Second Symposium on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion);
  • Community Initiatives for Space Weather Research (Joint between the 18th Conference on Space Weather and the Second Symposium on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion);
  • Comunicación Bilingüe: Spanish Language Efforts in the Weather, Water, and Climate Enterprise (Joint between the Ninth Symposium on the Weather, Water, and Climate Enterprise, the Ninth Symposium on Building a Weather-Ready Nation:Enhancing Our Nation's Readiness, Responsiveness, and Resilience to High Impact Weather Events, and the Second Symposium on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion);
  • Diversities of Engagement: O2R2O, Interdisciplinary and Convergent Science, and Applied SBE Research (Joint between the 16th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice and the Second Symposium on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion);
  • Effective Strategies for Increasing Minority Participation in the Atmospheric Sciences (Joint between the 30th Conference on Education and the Second Symposium on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion);
  • Engaging communities to further atmospheric science research (Joint between the 23rd Conference on Atmospheric Chemistry and the Second Symposium on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion);
  • Hazard Response During a Pandemic: Prioritizing Protective Actions (Joint between the 16th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice and the Second Symposium on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion);
  • Impacts of extreme weather on mental health (Joint between the 12th Conference on Environment and Health, the Ninth Symposium on Building a Weather-Ready Nation:Enhancing Our Nation's Readiness, Responsiveness, and Resilience to High Impact Weather Events, and the Second Symposium on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion);
  • Inclusion and Exclusion in Atmospheric Science (Joint between the 19th History Symposium and the Second Symposium on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion);
  • Observing and understanding environmental changes from governmental/societal response to the COVID-19 pandemic (Joint between the 24th Conference on Satellite Meteorology, Oceanography, and Climatology and the Second Symposium on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion);
  • Questioning Our Colorful Language: Ongoing Efforts in Social and Behavioral Science Research to Revamp the Storm Prediction Center’s Risk Category System (Joint between the 16th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice and the Second Symposium on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion);
  • Special Conference Sessions on Women in the Tropics (Joint between the Fourth Special Symposium on Tropical Meteorology and Tropical Cyclones and the Second Symposium on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion);
  • Strengthening the intersections between social science research, operations, partners and publics: The CIMMS/NSSL Behavioral Insights Unit (Joint between the 16th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice and the Second Symposium on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion);
  • Vulnerability, Adaptive Capacity, and Resilience in Extreme Events (Joint between the 16th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice and the Second Symposium on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion);
  • Weather, climate and the Covid-19 pandemic, what have we learned and where do we go from here? (Joint between the 12th Conference on Environment and Health and the Second Symposium on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion)

Conference Contacts

For additional information, please contact the program chair, Melissa Burt (email: Melissa.Burt@ColoState.edu).