[pccgrads] Seminar: "From oceans to cities: Creating and understanding demand for climate information to enable adaptation" with Nick Bond and Nora Ferm Tue 1/13 at 3:30

UW PCC uwpcc at uw.edu
Fri Jan 9 08:21:06 PST 2015


Join us for the

PCC 593 Seminar: Perspectives in Communicating Climate Science

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

3:30-4:30pm

Ocean Sciences Building Room 425



Guests: Nora Ferm, Senior Associate, Cascadia Consulting
<http://www.cascadiaconsulting.com/services/climate>

Nick Bond, Washington State Climatologist, Research Meteorologist and Deputy
Director of JISAO



Title: From oceans to cities: Creating and understanding demand for
climate information to enable adaptation



Abstract: This session will focus on ways to create - and understand -
demand for climate information. How do we generate interest in climate
information, and tailor it to get traction? How does this differ depending
on the audience? We'll also talk about how to work across silos, by
fostering collaboration between climate scientists and other scientists, and
between information providers and information users. Examples include
working with health care professionals in Washington State to address heat
waves and harmful algal blooms that could affect human health; on a
vulnerability assessment in the Aleutian and Bering Sea islands that focuses
on marine ecosystems and resource-dependent communities and share an example
of a decision support tool that has helped urban planners in Vietnam to
understand and act on climate information to reduce risks to infrastructure
and people.



Bio(s):

Nora Ferm: <http://www.cascadiaconsulting.com/about/people/107>
http://www.cascadiaconsulting.com/about/people/107

Nick Bond: <http://www.jisao.washington.edu/researchers/bios/bond>
http://www.jisao.washington.edu/researchers/bios/bond





Coordinator: Miriam Bertram, UW Program on Climate Change, uwpcc at uw.edu

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