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Natural Hazards Education, Communications and Science-Policy-Practice Interface (co-organized)
Convener: Bruce D. Malamud  | Co-Conveners: Joel Gill , Marie Charrière , Solmaz Mohadjer , Faith Taylor 
 / Mon, 13 Apr, 13:30–15:00
 / Attendance Mon, 13 Apr, 17:30–19:00

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 are initially planning poster (or a PICO) session, combined with opportunity for those who want to orally present to the rest of the group, and ample time for discussion.

This session is linked to:
1) SPM1.43 - Natural Hazards Education (Pop-Ups and Discussion), Mon, 13 Apr, 15:30–17:00 / Room Y3
2) SC38/EOS20/NH10.3 - Natural Hazard Teaching Demonstrations (Wed, 15 Apr, 10:30–12:00 / Room R7)