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Readiness Levels, Transition Plans, and Knowledge Transfers, Oh My! Demystifying Social and Behavioral Science Research to Applications (R2X)
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NOAA Science Seminar Series
Title: Readiness Levels, Transition Plans, and Knowledge Transfers, Oh My! Demystifying Social and Behavioral Science Research to Applications (R2X)
Presenter(s): Gina Eosco, OAR Weather Program Office, Social Science and The Forecasting a Continuum of Environmental Threats (FACETS) program manager; Castle Williams, FedWriters supporting the OAR Weather Program Office, Social Science R2X Coordinator
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Seminar Contact: Francis Choi (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Abstract: Together, the Weather Program Office (WPO) Social Science Program (SSP) and the National Weather Service continue to evaluate how best to transition social science research findings into applications and share operational challenges to inform research. Through various engagements1,2, WPO learned that R2X misunderstandings exist among the social and physical research and operational communities. By implementing meaningful process changes, WPO SSP will highlight recommendations and best practices for transitioning social science research by emphasizing knowledge transfer and nurturing trust between researchers and operational practitioners.
Keywords: social science, R2X, transitions
Bios: Dr. Gina Eosco is a social scientist and risk communication expert managing NOAA's Weather Program Office’s Social Science and Forecasting a Continuum of Environmental Threats (FACETS) Programs. Gina's focus is on prioritizing social and behavioral science (SBS) research needs within the weather community, determining ways to translate social science research into applications, and learning from operational meteorologists and practitioners to understand the next research challenge. She is an active member of both the American Meteorological Society, as well as the National Weather Association and is also the 2019 recipient of the AMS Award for Early Career Professional Achievement. Dr. Eosco earned her M.S. and PhD in weather risk communication from Cornell University, and a B.S. in Environmental Science and Policy from the University of Maryland.
Dr. Castle Williams is a contractor supporting Dr. Gina Eosco and the WPO Social Science Program as the Social Science R2X Coordinator. Prior to joining WPO, Castle was a research assistant and Co-PI in the Department of Geography at the University of Georgia, where he conducted research-to-applications (R2X) social science research related to weather risk and visual communication. His dissertation offered a definition of ‘message consistency’ for the weather enterprise and explored the implications of inconsistent Convective Outlook graphics on lay public end users. Using his personal experiences with the NOAA grant process and his knowledge of NOAA transition plans as an academic researcher, Castle brings a wealth of knowledge, excitement, and enthusiasm to the R2X process, and more importantly, aims to improve this process for principal investigators that wish to translate and transition social science research into various NOAA applications. Dr. Williams earned his M.S. and PhD in Geography from the University of Georgia, and a B.S. in Geography, a B.S. in Psychology, and an Atmospheric Sciences certificate from the University of Georgia.
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(Gina Eosco, OAR Weather Program Office, Social Science and The Forecasting a Continuum of Environmental Threats FACETS program manager; Castle Williams, FedWriters supporting the OAR Weather Program Office, Social Science R2X Coordinator)
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