The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) invites applications to a short course on data and coding skills for socio-environmental synthesis. The 7th annual Summer Institute will be held Tuesday, July 21, 2020 (optionally July 20) through Friday, July 24, 2020, at SESYNC in Annapolis, Maryland.
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"Enhancing Graduate Sustainability Leadership Skills with Socio-Environmental Synthesis"
We propose a meeting of practitioners and experts from institutions across North America that represent key players in graduate sustainability leadership training.
By: Alaina Gallagher
Many people know Google Earth as the popular satellite imagery viewing program that transports users to places around the world without ever having to leave their desks. Fewer people, however, may be as familiar with its counterpart Google Earth Engine (GEE)—an analysis tool that takes these satellite images a step further by providing large corresponding datasets.
"Past Answers to Current Concerns: Historical Cases of Navigating Socio-Environmental Stress"
This Pursuit uses two rich historical case studies from the premodern Mediterranean and North Atlantic worlds to interrogate the linkages between different types of socio-environmental interactions over decadal and centennial scales.
"Distilling the Public Discourses and Nexus between Water Quality and Social Inequality"
Access to clean water is a fundamental human right. Though water quality has been examined in environmental justice research, the degradation of domestic water resources has been overlooked, especially in areas with a legacy of extractive industries. Water quality environmental justice research almost exclusively studies after-the-tap water quality, rather than ambient surface water and groundwater.
"Adaptation, Optimality, and Risk Management: What Do the Human Evolutionary Sciences and the Climate Sciences Have to Offer Each Other?"
The human evolutionary science (HES) and socio-environmental climate science (SECS) communities both study adaptation but mean different things by it.
"Authors’ Workshop for a Compilation of Classic and Contemporary Writings Tracing the Development of Socio-Environmental Research"
Our proposed volume, Foundations of Social-Environmental Research, seeks to address the fragmentation of knowledge production associated with socio-environmental research by providing a single, go-to source of classic readings and contemporary theories that constitute the intellectual lineage and current scope of socio-environmental resear
"A Socio-Environmental Synthesis of the Linkages between Water Scarcity Induced Conflict and Land Use/Land Cover Change in Africa to Enhance Multi-Scalar Decision Making"
This Pursuit will combine the expertise of social and environmental scientists, NGOs, and government officials to examine where, when, how and why conflicts arise over water.