NW Climate Conference call for abstracts now open!

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Call for Abstracts now open!

The Eighth Annual Northwest Climate Conference
Working Together to Build a Resilient Northwest

October 10-11, 2017
Tacoma Convention Center | Tacoma, WA

We are pleased to announce the call for abstracts for the 8th Annual Northwest Climate Conference – Working Together to Build a Resilient Northwest. We invite you and your colleagues to submit abstracts for special sessions, oral presentations, and posters. The due date for abstracts is Monday, June 12, 2017.

Submissions are requested for a range of topics focused on climate and adaptation. Presentations and special sessions that connect science to management decisions and implementation of adaptation actions are strongly encouraged. Emphasis is on talks that are comprehensible to a wide audience on topics of broad interest. Potential topic areas include:

  • regional climate variability and change
  • extreme events (e.g., drought, floods, wildfire)
  • aquatic ecosystems: impacts and adaptation
  • hydrology and water resources: impacts and adaptation
  • forests and forest ecosystems: impacts and adaptation
  • agriculture: impacts and adaptation
  • nearshore and marine ecosystems: impacts and adaptation
  • terrestrial ecosystems: impacts and adaptation
  • coastal issues and shoreline management
  • hazard mitigation planning
  • infrastructure and the built environment: impacts and adaptation
  • tribal communities: impacts and adaptation
  • equity and climate justice
  • climate and human health
  • the economics of adaptation (e.g., costs of inaction, benefits of adaptation)
  • insurance and climate impacts
  • communicating climate risks
  • collaboration and co-production of decision-relevant research
  • working across organizational or sectoral boundaries

To submit an abstract, go to the Conference’s abstract submission page.

More about the conference. The NW Climate Conference annually brings together more than 300 researchers and practitioners from around the region to discuss scientific findings, challenges, and solutions related to the impacts of climate on people, natural resources, and infrastructure in the northwestern United States and southwestern Canada. The conference aims to stimulate a place-based and cross-disciplinary exchange of information about emerging climate, climate impacts, and climate adaptation science and practice in the Northwest. The conference also provides a forum for the presentation of emerging policy and management goals, objectives, and information needs related to regional climate impacts and adaptation. Conference participants include policy- and decision-makers, resource managers, and scientists from academia, public agencies, sovereign tribal nations, non-governmental organizations, and the private sector.

Questions? Please contact Lara Whitely Binder, lwb123@uw.edu or Joe Casola, jcasola@uw.edu.


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