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CMC Minutes Jan. 13, 2014

CMC Minutes Jan. 13, 2014

CMC Meeting  1/13/2014

 

Members present: Doug Fowler, Joe Olson, David Stone, Robin Strelow, Deann Miller, Barry Eakins, Anne Perring, and Rick Tisinai

 

Rendezvous – Robin will work with Lornay to get the program developed for the Rendezvous. They both appreciate Gloria volunteering to help, but think it will be easier this way since they work in the same building and both are familiar with the InDesign software.

 

In December, Rick sent out an announcement for abstract submission. Another will go out in the next week or so.

 

Awards Committee: Deann, Robin, Anne & Joe on committee.  The Committee met in January and everyone is acquainted with the process. Deann checked with Lornay/Waleed and the money for this year is the same as 2013.  Deann will send out an announcement this week.

After this year’s Rendezvous, there need to be some rewording done on the Awards website.

 

Supervisory  Committee – No comments/changes to the report, everyone thinks it looks very good. Robin will come up with a letterhead for a cover letter to accompany the report. Doug will send to Waleed via Lornay with an invitation to Waleed to discuss the report with Doug and committee member(s).

 

Telecommuting – Doug will talk to Lornay to see if the no-telecommuting directive for CIRES admin office came from Koni or if each individual supervisor decides whether to allow it or not.

It sounds as though Jon Rush may have started work on updating the telecommuting policy, Doug to find out.

 

CMC Representation – Doug handed out an updated CMC Rep by division sheet. Still need to find out if the number of employees if accurate since this could affect the number of CMC reps.

 

CMC Meeting Reminders – Doug sent out Microsoft Outlook invitations and those who use Outlook could accept and have the meeting added to their schedule. 

date

Monday, January 13, 2014
12:00pm
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CSTPR Noontime Seminar: Saffron O'Neill

CSTPR Noontime Seminar: Saffron O'Neill

Place Attachment, Performance and Climate Change Adaptation

by Saffron O'Neill, Human Geography, University of Exeter

Abstract: The process of climate change adaptation requires an understanding of values at risk, in order that potential trade-offs, limits, and barriers are illuminated when making adaptation decisions. Whilst some values are quantifiable (e.g. land lost with sea-level rise), many are not (e.g. loss of unique places). Thus methods are needed which elucidate these important but intangible values at risk.

The small town of Lakes Entrance, Australia, is situated on a coastline highly vulnerable to flooding and sea-level rise. It is currently undergoing an extremely contested process of planning for projected sea-level rise. As such, it can act as an analogue for the process of climate change adaptation in semi-rural coastal settlements. A study was undertaken with residents to explore place attachment, and how these attachments might be impacted by flooding and sea-level rise.

This study responds to calls for geographers to be more imaginative in the types of methods they use to investigate the performance of the 'everyday'. Photo-elicitation was used, and found to be a highly effective methodology for elucidating the performance of place attachment. The photos and associated narratives revealed cognitive, affective and behavioural dimensions of values that are at risk – from the biophysical hazards posed by climate change, but also from the climate adaptation decision-making process.

Biography: Before coming to University of Exeter, Saffron was a Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Resource Management and Geography at the University of Melbourne, funded by the Australian National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF). Saffron completed her PhD at the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, University of East Anglia, in 2008.

Saffron carries out interdisciplinary research at the nexus of climate science, policy and society. Her research explores risk perception, risk communication and public engagement with climate change; and the implications of these areas for public policy. She was awarded the 2011 UK Scopus Young Researcher Award for Social Science, awarded by Elsevier and the UK/US Fulbright Commission. The prize is awarded to early-career researchers, based on citation data and jury assessment.

location

CSTPR Conference Room, 1333 Grandview Avenue

Event Type

CSTPR
2014-01-29