Natural Hazards Education, Communications and Science-Policy-Practice Interface (co-organized)
Convener: Bruce D. Malamud  | Co-Conveners: Eric Lindquist , Maria-Carmen Llasat , Giorgio Boni , Juergen Weichselgartner 
Oral Programme
 / Mon, 04 Apr, 15:30–17:00  / Room 2
Poster Programme
 / Attendance Mon, 04 Apr, 17:30–19:00  / Display Mon, 04 Apr, 08:00–19:30  / Halls X/Y

This session addresses how we communicate and educate students, the public, policy makers, and practitioners about natural hazards. Although we welcome all contributions in this topic, we are particularly interested in: (i) The communication (by scientists, engineers, the press, civil protection, government agencies, and a multitude other agencies) of natural hazards risk and uncertainty to the general public and other government officials; (ii) Approaches that address barriers and bridges in the science-policy-practice interface that hinder and support application of hazard-related knowledge; (iii) The teaching of natural hazards to university and lower-level students, using innovative techniques to promote understanding. We also are specifically interested in distance education courses on themes related to hazard and risk assessment, and disaster risk management, and in programmes for training in developing countries. We therefore solicit abstracts, particularly dynamic posters, on all aspects of how we communicate and educate the better understanding of natural hazards. The ability to have graphic screens at poster sessions is available (if pre-ordered through EGU), as is a location to put hands-on demonstrations or other material. We foresee both a very lively oral session AND poster session. If there is enough interest, we will also reserve a splinter room for general discussion.

Public information: This session will consist of an oral block where we will have 2'oral summaries of your poster (please load them up before the start of the session) followed by a discussion, and then during the poster session we will visit each other's posters.

There are a number of other very relevant education sessions this year (see related events).
Related events: EOS01 – Geosciences Information for Teachers (GIFT) workshop
Oral Programme
 / Mon, 04 Apr, 08:30–12:00  / 13:30–17:30  / Room 29
 / Tue, 05 Apr, 08:30–12:00  / 13:30–17:00  / Room 29
 / Wed, 06 Apr, 08:30–12:30  / Room 29
EOS03/GD1.8/NH9.4/SM1.10/TS1.10 – Science in tomorrow’s classroom (co-organized)
Poster Programme
 / Attendance Tue, 05 Apr, 17:30–19:00  / Display Tue, 05 Apr, 08:00–19:30  / Hall XL
EOS04 – Contemporary Education in a Changing World
Oral Programme
 / Wed, 06 Apr, 13:30–17:00  / Room 29
Poster Programme
 / Attendance Wed, 06 Apr, 17:30–19:00  / Display Wed, 06 Apr, 08:00–19:30  / Hall XL
Poster Summaries & DiscussionsPSD114