Thread: AGU Session on data visualization in Earth and planetary sciences (Education Section)

Started: 2016-07-06 18:29:48
Last activity: 2016-07-06 18:29:48
Topics: AGU Meetings
Hello IRIS community!

We would like to invite the community to consider submitting abstracts to
our AGU 2016 Fall Meeting session, which focuses on novel data
visualization techniques. Specifically, we would like to bring together a
diverse range of geoscientists to discuss the many different platforms and
technologies being used and developed for data visualization. It is listed
in the Education section (and so doesn’t count towards the 1 submitted, 1
invited abstract limit for the AGU Fall Meeting), and is cross-listed with
Public Affairs. This session is also being considered for alternate
presentation formats.

Session title: Sympathy for the Data: Novel approaches to the art of data
visualization (ED033-13499

Session Description: Representing data in a clear, concise and attractive
manner is the primary tool scientists use to communicate their research at
all levels. Insights into complex systems within Earth sciences often arise
through the integration of highly varied, multidimensional, and
ever-growing datasets. However, concisely communicating results within
traditional frameworks can be challenging. Developing clear, interactive
and intuitive visualization software and pedagogy can aid scientists in
sharing new and innovative research with their peers and the general
public. We invite abstracts focused on best practices of data visualization
in the Earth sciences as well as introducing new approaches and platforms.
Abstracts will ideally center on data visualization across a breadth of
subjects and the inter-disciplinary potential of methods/products. Although
the primary focus of the session focuses on visual aids, alternative
approaches (e.g. the use of sounds) to communicating data are encouraged.

Please consider contributing to what we hope is a beneficial discussion of
the best data visualization techniques that we, as scientists, can continue
to build on in the future to better communicate our research. We look
forward to your contributions! Any questions can be addressed to Martin (
martin<at> We are very interested in receiving abstracts
from a wide range of researchers to develop networks across disciplines.

The AGU 2016 abstract submission deadline is 11:59 PM EDT on 3 August 2016.
Many thanks for your consideration!


Martin Pratt (Washington University in St. Louis)

Natalie Accardo (Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University)

Hannah Rabinowitz (Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University)

John Leeman (Pennsylvania State University)

Martin J. Pratt
Washington University in St. Louis
+1 314 935 4228

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