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

By Climatelinks

The American Geophysical Union Fall meeting, December 10-14, in Washington DC has invited abstracts for a session that will examine how global change research can support national security decision-making.

The abstract submission deadline for the session is August 1, 2018. Learn more about the session below.  

Session Description: 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

Strategic Objective
Adaptation, Integration
Adaptation, Health, Monitoring and Evaluation, Training, Water and Sanitation



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