Upcoming Events

Abstracts Due for SC CSC-led AMS Session on Co-Production of Knowledge

Aug. 1, 2017

The South Central Climate Science Center is hosting a session titled “Transforming Communication through Co-Production of Knowledge” at the AMS 98th Annual Meeting, Sunday, 7 January 2018 - Thursday, 11 January 2018, in Austin, TX.

If you have a project that fits the session description below, we invite you to submit an abstract to the 13th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice. Abstracts are due Monday, August 1 at 11:50PM (ET). Please be sure to select the Transforming Communication through Co-Production of Knowledge session when you submit your abstract.

Topic Description: As decision makers prepare for a changing climate or weather extremes, they look to the research community for answers to local or regional questions. Boundary organizations, such as U.S. DOI Climate Science Centers, NOAA Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments programs, USDA Climate Hubs, state climate offices, and others, are positioned to address these challenges through co-production of knowledge with researchers and stakeholders. That is, researchers affiliated with these weather and climate boundary organizations are engaging decision makers directly in the research process. But co-production requires both of these groups to transform their traditional methods of communication (or lack thereof) with one another. Many of these organizations have hired communications specialists to help translate science into decisions or have developed training and outreach events that bring stakeholders and researchers together. These actions have enhanced communications between both groups, ultimately leading to long-term partnerships, more actionable research products, and better understanding of research needs. This session seeks to highlight examples of projects that have benefitted from co-production of knowledge with decision makers and boundary organizations, what methods of communication between these groups have been effective, and how to educate the next generation of leaders in co-producing knowledge.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at info@southcentralclimate.org.

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Managing for a Changing Climate Fall Course Available Online

Aug. 21, 2017

We’re excited to announce the release of an updated version of our popular Managing for a Changing Climate online course, available on August 21st at janux.ou.edu.

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This course was originally launched in 2016. The updated version will include new videos and supplemental materials developed with student feedback. The course is free and available worldwide for anyone with an internet connection through the Janux platform.

Most resource managers need to take climate impacts into account when making decisions during the course of their career, whether their work protects native species populations, reduces the impact of extreme storms on infrastructure, or improves water quality in a watershed. This course provides students with an understanding of the climate system, how it is changing, and what that means for various natural and cultural resources. This information is valuable for students, management professionals, and researchers alike.

Material for this course was developed in partnership with NextThought LLC, NASA through the Oklahoma Space Grant Consortium, and the University of Oklahoma College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences. The course is also offered as a 3-credit upper division undergraduate course in the Department of Geography and Environmental Sustainability at the University of Oklahoma.

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