Putting Science to Work: Shaping Research to Solve Environmental Problems

Join us in ABS 101 on Tuesday, December 3, at 1100 for the next Cal Maritime Scholar event.

In response to growing environmental problems, policy makers are calling for more “usable” scientific information. Usable science expands alternatives, clarifies choices, and enables policy makers to achieve desired outcomes. Yet the research community often produces science without consideration of usability, leaving policy makers without critical information needed for planning and decision making.

Dr. Elizabeth McNie, Marine Transportation, will introduce the concept of usable science and explain why producing usable science is so challenging for the research community. She will also include examples of research projects that were designed and executed to yield usable science and how such information helped solve real-world problems.

Dr. McNie’s presentation will be followed by Q&A led by Dr. Sarah Senk, Culture & Communication. Refreshments served.



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