Mapping the Structure and Evolution of Sustainability Science
December 1, 2010
Revelle Room (Second Floor)
1200 New York Avenue NW, Room 703
Washington, DC 20005
Workshop Goals & Agenda:
This workshop brings together sustainability science researchers, academic organizations, and agencies with initiatives in the field as well as data modeling, and visualization experts to discuss the development and structure in sustainability science research. Results from an NSF funded large-scale analysis of sustainability research will be presented that map the field in terms of its time evolution, geographic distribution, and disciplinary reach. We will also discuss current research trends and agency initiatives, disciplinary integration, education and policy connections.
Given the diverse backgrounds of the participants and the goals of the workshop, we will start the workshop with brief self-introductions, followed by two 30 min talks that set the stage for the workshop. The remaining of the workshop comprises of brief presentations and brainstorming and discussion sessions. Both days of this event (Nov. 30th and Dec. 1st) conclude with a working-dinner that includes discussion groups covering challenges and opportunities for the field and its many components â€“ from policy to education and research.
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
|7:00pm||Dinner at the Marriot Fire and Sage restaurant
775 12th Street Northwest Washington D.C., 20001
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
|9:00am||Welcome on Behalf of AAAS (Al Teich)|
|9:05am||Workshop Overview by Organizers (Luas M. A. Bettencourt and Katy Katy Börner) slides|
|9:15am||Introductions by Participants (3 mins. per person/organization)|
Analyzing and Mapping Sustainability Research" Talks (30 mins. each)
Sustainability Science Academic Programs (20 min each)
"Supporting Sustainability Research" & Talks (20 min each)
"Publishing Sustainability Research" & Talks (15 min each)
Best Ideas - Identify the most promising next steps & Katy Katy Börner
General Discussion: Sustainability Science: Quo vadis? â€“ LuÃs M. A. BettencourtGrowth, disciplinary integration, education and policy connections
AAAS Science Policy fellow NSF
Program Officer, Chemical Sciences and Technology at The National Academies, Washington D.C.
Director, Science & Policy Programs, AAAS
Interested But Cannot Attend:
Office of Scientific and Technical Information, USDOE
University of Maine
Pamela A. Matson
University of Maryland, AAAS-Center for Science, Technology, and Sustainable Development
Center for Science, Technology, and Congress, American Association for the Advancement of Science
901 6th Street. NW
Washington, District of Columbia, USA 20001-2646
Map with the four venues: LINK
Please contact Beth Works at 812/855.5120 or firstname.lastname@example.org to make sure you get the special reservation rate for attending the workshop!
This workshop is co-sponsored by the AAAS Directorate for Science & Policy Programs and supported in part by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. CBET-0831636 and the Cyberinfrastructure for Network Science Center at Indiana University. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.