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Research Agenda Released

posted Jan 18, 2011, 5:36 AM by Patricia Solis

The final report, in the form of a document that outlines research directions, has been released and is

posted online for public viewing.   Authored by the interdisciplinary team of 50 participants of the PASI program, it compiles the Intellectual contributions to how spatial analytical approaches can aid in integration of interdisciplinary approaches to improve understanding of the dynamics of climate change and expected hazard impacts.  It is organized into disciplinary and interdisciplinary sections that identify appropriate sets of questions and recommendations for how the knowledge necessary to address those questions can best be produced within an interdisciplinary setting.
Exploration of tensions among an advanced scholarly program on hazards, the uncertainty of climate change science, communication theories around various cultural audiences, and differences among disciplinary perspectives presented a unique opportunity to advance knowledge individually and collectively. Working through these tensions has been instructive for effectively integrating multi-disciplinary knowledge on the subject.  The main contribution of this pieces is the articulation of further questions for advancing understanding and addressing educational and communication needs around complex scientific knowledge of climate change and disaster preparedness, response, and recovery.
Versions in both English and Spanish are available for download.