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Call for Abstracts: How Can Global Change Research Inform National Security Decision-Making?

Surface_Temperature_Changes_in_the_U.S._The Fall 2018 American Geophysical Union (AGU) meeting currently has a call for abstracts for a session on climate and security. The session will examine how global change research can support national security decision-making. The AGU meeting will take place December 10-14th, 2018 in Washington, DC.

The abstract submission deadline is August 1, 2018. Abstracts can be submitted HERE, and more information on registration, logistics, travel support can be found HERE.

Additional details below.

Session: GC058 How Can Global Change Research Inform National Security Decision-Making?
Increasing attention is being paid to the potential risks that global change poses to national security. These risks may be direct- through impacts on national security assets, for example- or indirect- through geopolitical impacts resulting from changes in food, water, and energy availability; changes in economic growth and development; increased risks to human health; and changes in strategic environments. Global change research can inform national security decision-making by advancing understanding and prediction of global change. Progress is constrained, however, by the undersampling of the environment, gaps in our understanding of key processes, and limitations in modeling of natural and human systems. This session welcomes abstracts showcasing substantive contributions research makes to national security issues as well as current outstanding science needs. Potential topics include development of observations, process studies, and Earth system prediction capabilities, as well as research in important thematic areas, such as human health or the food-energy-water nexus.
Apurva Dave, U.S. Global Change Research Program

David Blauvelt, National Intelligence University

Session is in Global Environmental Change (GC) section, but is also cross-listed with Societal Impacts and Policy Sciences (SI), Ocean Sciences (OS), Atmospheric Sciences (A), GeoHealth (GH).

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