From September 4th – 6th 2019, NOAA’s Office of Weather and Air Quality will be hosting a Social and Behavioral Science (SBS) Research to Operations (R2O) Workshop in Silver Spring, MD.
At the OWAQ Social and Behavioral Science (SBS) Research to Operations (R2O) workshop, we hope to foster lively and interactive discussion to nurture an understanding of the roles, goals, and capacities of people and organizations comprising the SBS and weather communities. We hope that by building shared languages, terminologies, theories, concepts, and methodologies, we will enhance the research to operations process. Throughout the process we may develop best practices, identify research gaps, and discover new approaches to our challenges.
In doing so, we will foster relationships between SBS researchers and the weather community and identify R2O recommendations that spark a path forward to maximize the value of SBS research. By fostering interactive discussion between the NWS and the SBS research community, OWAQ aims to:
- Collectively create tangible best practices and considerations for how to transition different types of SBS research into the NWS.
- Foster early partnerships and collaboration between the SBS research community and those within the NWS.
- Develop new ways to transition SBS research.
- Empower SBS researchers and NWS operations on how to transition SBS research findings.
The workshop registration is now closed.
More information on OWAQ’s Social Science Program can be found here.