Thread: AGU Session PA072: The hazards of hazard communication: Importance, rewards and challenges of science in the public sphere

Started: 2018-07-11 22:57:08
Last activity: 2018-07-11 22:57:08
Topics: AGU Meetings
Dear Colleagues,

We would like to draw your attention to the following 2018 Fall AGU session:

PA072: The hazards of hazard communication: Importance, rewards and challenges of science in the public sphere
https://agu.confex.com/agu/fm18/prelim.cgi/Session/49716
Accurate public communication of hazards science is critical; it can deliver timely information to emergency planners, improve public confidence in science, disseminate scientific findings and demonstrate the importance of science to society. However, scientists are often reluctant to publicly communicate science. Stories about misrepresentation, trolling, and sensationalized reporting deter potential communicators from entering into the public sphere.

This session aims to explore the concerns surrounding public communication of hazards and work towards finding solutions to some of the more common issues. The goal is to facilitate community-wide discussion about how we can more accurately, effectively and responsibly communicate science to a broad audience using various media and communications partnerships. We welcome in particular submissions that explore research-based evidence and personal case studies of both the challenges and rewards of communicating science through social media, mass media, institutional communications teams, and more, with a focus on lessons learned and best practices.

We look forward to your contributions to our session.

Best wishes from session conveners,

Wendy Bohon (IRIS) and Beth Bartel (UNAVCO)
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Wendy Bohon, PhD
Geologist

Informal Education Specialist
The IRIS Consortium

1200 New York Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20005
Tel: 202-407-7018 ext 1026
Fax: 202-682-0633 <tel:202-682-0633>
Email: bohon<at>iris.edu <bohon<at>iris.edu>
www.iris.edu <http://www.iris.edu/








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