European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2014

04/27/2014 00:00
05/02/2014 18:00
Europe/Amsterdam

European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2014

Vienna | Austria | 27 April -02 May 2014


Dear colleague,

I wanted to draw your attention to a session which I am involved in convening at the European Geosciences Union congress in 2014.  The session is co-organized by the Soil System Sciences division and the Earth and Space Science Informatics division.  It is entitled “Communication of uncertainty about information in earth sciences”.

We are convening this session because we have all encountered challenges in effective communication between scientists, statisticians, managers and policy makers about uncertain information in the earth sciences. Much research in the earth sciences, including research presented at EGU, involves sophisticated statistical methods which provide probabilistic measures of uncertainty of estimates and predictions. The problem is communicating this effectively to a policy maker or a manager so that they can account for uncertainty appropriately in the decisions that they go on to make. In this session we want to focus on this problem of communication.

We hope that the session will address a range of questions under this heading, with reports of research into communication of uncertainty, case studies (be they successful or not) in communication and overviews of particular challenges in communicating uncertainty in different sectors.  We hope that there will be an opportunity for earth scientists, statisticians, psychologists and others with an interest in communication to share insights and experience, or maybe just present problems to stimulate discussion and further research.

The EGU 2014 congress takes place from 27th April to 2nd May 2014 in Vienna, Austria.  The deadline for abstract submission is 16th January 2014, and abstracts may be submitted at http://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2014/sessionprogramme. You can find our session under the Soil System Sciences or the Earth and Space Science Informatics programmes. It is designated session SSS11.1/ESSI3.6.

With thanks and best regards,

Gerard


European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2014

Vienna | Austria | 27 April -02 May 2014


Dear colleague,

I wanted to draw your attention to a session which I am involved in convening at the European Geosciences Union congress in 2014.  The session is co-organized by the Soil System Sciences division and the Earth and Space Science Informatics division.  It is entitled “Communication of uncertainty about information in earth sciences”.

We are convening this session because we have all encountered challenges in effective communication between scientists, statisticians, managers and policy makers about uncertain information in the earth sciences. Much research in the earth sciences, including research presented at EGU, involves sophisticated statistical methods which provide probabilistic measures of uncertainty of estimates and predictions. The problem is communicating this effectively to a policy maker or a manager so that they can account for uncertainty appropriately in the decisions that they go on to make. In this session we want to focus on this problem of communication.

We hope that the session will address a range of questions under this heading, with reports of research into communication of uncertainty, case studies (be they successful or not) in communication and overviews of particular challenges in communicating uncertainty in different sectors.  We hope that there will be an opportunity for earth scientists, statisticians, psychologists and others with an interest in communication to share insights and experience, or maybe just present problems to stimulate discussion and further research.

The EGU 2014 congress takes place from 27th April to 2nd May 2014 in Vienna, Austria.  The deadline for abstract submission is 16th January 2014, and abstracts may be submitted at http://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2014/sessionprogramme. You can find our session under the Soil System Sciences or the Earth and Space Science Informatics programmes. It is designated session SSS11.1/ESSI3.6.

With thanks and best regards,

Gerard


European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2014

Vienna | Austria | 27 April -02 May 2014


Dear colleague,

I wanted to draw your attention to a session which I am involved in convening at the European Geosciences Union congress in 2014.  The session is co-organized by the Soil System Sciences division and the Earth and Space Science Informatics division.  It is entitled “Communication of uncertainty about information in earth sciences”.

We are convening this session because we have all encountered challenges in effective communication between scientists, statisticians, managers and policy makers about uncertain information in the earth sciences. Much research in the earth sciences, including research presented at EGU, involves sophisticated statistical methods which provide probabilistic measures of uncertainty of estimates and predictions. The problem is communicating this effectively to a policy maker or a manager so that they can account for uncertainty appropriately in the decisions that they go on to make. In this session we want to focus on this problem of communication.

We hope that the session will address a range of questions under this heading, with reports of research into communication of uncertainty, case studies (be they successful or not) in communication and overviews of particular challenges in communicating uncertainty in different sectors.  We hope that there will be an opportunity for earth scientists, statisticians, psychologists and others with an interest in communication to share insights and experience, or maybe just present problems to stimulate discussion and further research.

The EGU 2014 congress takes place from 27th April to 2nd May 2014 in Vienna, Austria.  The deadline for abstract submission is 16th January 2014, and abstracts may be submitted at http://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2014/sessionprogramme. You can find our session under the Soil System Sciences or the Earth and Space Science Informatics programmes. It is designated session SSS11.1/ESSI3.6.

With thanks and best regards,

Gerard

Location: 
Vienna
Austria
48° 10' 24.2832" N, 16° 24' 9.3168" E