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

Beth Bartel bartel at unavco.org
Wed Jul 11 16:33:58 MDT 2018


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*
<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

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Beth Bartel
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