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Welcome!

Partnerships and Collaborations

For

Preparedness and Response

Photo courtesy of Pam Jenkins and
B
arbara Davidson

Purpose


Exploratory


Link to previous efforts


Further encourage
collaborative efforts
between social
scientists and
meteorologists


Save lives

The Sessions


Session 1


Partnerships & Collaboration 1:45 today


How does weather information travel? What occurs when various
end
-
users act on that information? What is the value of incorporating
social science knowledge into that process?


Facilitator


Brenda Phillips from OSU


Session 2a


Technological Hazards 3:15 today


Technological hazards can be silent, invisible, deadly


and hard to
explain to the public. How can we integrate social science research
into meteorological products so that we warn, evacuate and assist the
public effectively?


Session 2b Transportation Weather Hazards 4:30 today


How about that rain this week? Interstates closed in Kentucky,
flooding in Georgia, weather affecting the oil spill. How can we
communicate with and assist the traveling public?


Facilitator


Brenda Philips from UMASS

The Sessions


Session 3


Meteorological User/Provider 8:25 Tuesday


What research questions need to be asked from the perspective
of the meteorological community?


Facilitator


Denise Stephenson Hawk


Session 4


10:15am Tuesday


Needs Defined


Information Flow


Communication Gaps


Knowledge Transfer


Effective Collaboration Models


Realm of responsibilities


the stakeholder community


Session 5


1:00 pm Tuesday


Towards an action agenda


The Process


Today


Presentations


Discussions with facilitators


Tomorrow


Presentations


Discussion with facilitators


Movement toward an action agenda


Social Science Research Needs for the Hurricane
Forecast and Warning System

(
Gladwin,
Lazo
, Morrow, Peacock, Willoughby 2009)


Vulnerable populations
require particular
consideration


A linear warning system
of information flow is no
longer valid, the public
communicates in a
nonlinear fashion


Interdisciplinary work is
critical


Critical areas:


Warning process


Decision making


Behavioral response


Social impacts and
valuation



“When organizations fail to
reach those marginalized
by economic, political,
social or cultural
circumstances, lives are
lost” (Phillips & Morrow).

Complexity:

Elderly Response to Warnings

(Based in part on Peek, 2010 p. 167
-
168)

Compliance

Behavior

Pets

Prescriptions

Providers

Isolated living
arrangements

Diminished
social
networks

Lower rates of
information
seeking
behavior

Challenges

(physical,
cognitive)

Don’t want to
leave familiar
surroundings

Previous
Experience

Income,

Time of the Month

Gender Issues

Navigating to and in
unfamiliar
environments

Trust, Credibility


What would happen if we:


Designed warning systems
that reflect the complexity of
people’s lives?


Designed and tested warning
messages with the user
audiences?


Showed people with
disabilities navigating an
unfamiliar shelter as part of
the warning message?


Tapped into social networks
that people trust and believe?


Use a process that redundant,
diverse messaging as a given
for communicating risk?

Points of Intervention


Compliance

Behavior

VETS

Pharmacies

Routine
contacts, e.g.,
health care
providers

N’hood

groups

Diversify
message
outlets

Diversify
message
content

Show others
like them in
the shelters

Previous
Experience

Support early
release of
entitlements

Barbershops,
men’s prayer
breakfast

Link warnings to
shelter locations;
show them

Senior centers,
family members

What would it take to
integrate further the social
sciences with meteorology?


Vision WAS*IS (NCAR)


To change the weather enterprise by
comprehensively and sustainably integrating social
science into meteorological research and practice


Mission WAS*IS


To establish a framework for (a) building an
interdisciplinary community of practitioners,
researchers, and stakeholders
--
from the
grassroots up
--
who are dedicated to the
integration of meteorology and social science, and
(b) providing this community with a means to
learn about and further examine ideas, methods,
and examples related to integrated weather
-
society work.


As of August 2009, the WAS*IS mission has
empowered 198 practitioners, researchers, and
stakeholders around the world to build new
relationships and to use new tools and concepts
for more effective socio
-
economic applications
and evaluations of weather information and
products.



Verbatim:
http://www.sip.ucar.edu/wasis/boulder/participan
ts_1.jsp

Tom
Behler
, Eve
Gruntfest
, Jeff
Lazo
, Julie Demuth, Emily
Laidlaw, Sheldon
Drobet
)


Effective Emergency Management

National Council on Disability, August 2009


“Design warning messages so that
they incorporate instructions for
people with disabilities on how to
take protective action for the
impending hazard”


“People with disabilities must be
invited to the emergency planning
table”



Build strong relationships with
area disability organizations,
advocates…”



www.ncd.gov
, select Publications
and 2009

Session 1

Partnerships and Collaborations


How is preparedness for severe weather
communicated throughout stakeholders?


What examples can you offer of the integration of
social sciences into your operations?


What steps have you taken to make the social
sciences a priority?


What more is needed to save lives?


As an end
-
user how can we communicate more
effectively across and within federal agencies?