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Course Information | Communicating Responsibly about Geohazards: A Course for Scientists and Journalists
  • Dates: Sunday October 6, 2019 - Tuesday October 8, 2019
  • Times:
    Sunday, October 6, 2019 5pm - 7pm
    Monday, October 7, 2019 8am - 5pm
    Tuesday, October 7, 2019 8am - 12pm
  • Location: In Coordination with SAGE/GAGE Workshop
    Hilton Portland Downtown, Portland, Oregon
  • Application for Registration: Will be open July 15, 2019

Communicating hazards can be, well, hazardous. Communicating geohazards is critical for public safety, and can be detrimental to preparedness and response efforts when not done responsibly. This two-day short course will cover responsible communication of geohazards for both journalism and geoscience graduate students. You will build a cross-career path cohort, discuss the ethics and best practices of communicating about geohazards, put what you learn into practice, and have the opportunity to interact with professional communicators from the GAGE and SAGE facilities, USGS Cascades Volcano Observatory, and regional journalism outlets, all with a focus on Cascadia. Three remote follow-on sessions with an independent project will follow the in-person component. This course is only for graduate students in geoscience and journalism, with limited funding available for those accepted to the program. The course is made possible by funding from the American Geophysical Union with an AGU Celebrates 100 Grant.

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