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Pacific Northwest Environmental Executive Directors: Science SessionSeattle, WA Presentation
Fontaine, T. Pacific Northwest Environmental Executive Directors: Science SessionSeattle, WA Presentation. Presented at Pacific Northwest Environmental Executive Directors: Science Session, Seattle, WA, May 31, 2012.
Science is one of many important factors that inform natural resource policy decisions. I will discuss past and current experiences on integrating science into environmental governance and stewardship, how some approaches have been more effective than others, how forecasted budgetary and other constraints may affect science delivery and integration and what might be done to maintain and even enhance our ability to meet science needs under these circumstances. Use of social media, gaming platforms, data mining techniques, participatory modeling, cloud servers, and remote sensing data in unique ways may help address the concerns of environmental decision makers outlined above. Better leveraging of expertise/resources in academia and the private sector and new public-partnerships could be part of the solution.
US and Canadian Pacific Northwest (PNW) environmental executive directors have asked scientists from academia, government and the private sector to share their views and ideas on how best to provide scientific support for current and future PNW environmental decision making.
Record Details:Record Type: DOCUMENT (PRESENTATION/ABSTRACT)
Organization:U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
NATIONAL HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS RESEARCH LAB
WESTERN ECOLOGY DIVISION