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Description: A group to share resources and discuss issues relevant to risk research and applications.
Points Of Contact: Kris Ludwig (firstname.lastname@example.org), Dave Ramsey (email@example.com), and Emily Brooks (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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To join the Risk Research and Applications Community of Practice, visit https://listserv.usgs.gov/mailman/listinfo/cdi-risk
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Monthly meetings are held at 1p ET on the 3rd Thursday of every month. Join by Microsoft Teams link in calendar event!
December 16, 2021 - Monthly Meeting and Hazards, Race, and Social Justice Speaker series
January 20, 2022 - Monthly Meeting
1:00 - 1:05 Announcements
1:05 - 1:35 Briefing on New National Academies Report: Next Generation Earth System Science at the National Science Foundation
Presenters: Study Co-Chairs Ruth DeFries, Columbia University and George Hornberger, Vanderbilt University
Description: A new report from the National Academies recommends NSF create a next-generation Earth systems science initiative to explore the complex interactions between the natural world and society and enhance our understanding of Earth’s systems — the atmosphere, hydrosphere, geosphere, cryosphere, biosphere, and the individuals, institutions, and technologies that respond to and influence these dynamics. The report says NSF’s next-generation Earth systems science initiative should innovate, advance, and nurture an integrated research approach for the field, which will require NSF to place an increased emphasis on research inspired by real-world problems while maintaining its strong legacy of curiosity driven research across many disciplines — and to enhance the participation of social, engineering, and data scientists, and strengthen its efforts to include diverse perspectives in research. Join us to hear more about the report and the six key characteristics of an integrated Earth systems science initiative.
1:35 - 1:55 -An Update on the new
Sliding into Review: An Update of the National Strategy for Landslide Loss Reduction
Presenter: Connor Dacey, AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow in the US Geological Survey Natural Hazards Mission Area
Description: On January 5th, 2021, the National Landslides Preparedness Act became law. The new law directs the Department of the Interior (DOI) to create a program with four objectives: (1) Identify and understand landslide hazards and risks, (2) Reduce losses from landslides, (3) Protect communities at risk of landslide hazards, and (4) help improve communication and emergency preparedness, including by coordinating with communities and entities responsible for infrastructure that are at risk of landslide hazards. This presentation will review current efforts to address these goals within the National Strategy for Landslide Loss Reduction.
February 17, 2022 - Monthly Meeting
Conceptualizing Compound Disasters and Environmental Justice: Improving Disaster Planning for Compound Disaster Events – Logan Gerber-Chavez, Univ. of Delaware
March 17, 2022 - Monthly Meeting
Navigating the Paperwork Reduction Act - Dione Duncan-Hughes, USGS
Please send us your ideas for future meetings! We welcome volunteers, speaker suggestions, and topic suggestions at email@example.com.
Click on "Meeting Notes" above for notes and recordings from previous meetings.
Annual Risk Request for Proposals
Goals: Each year, the Risk CoP issues an internal Request for Proposals (RFP). The goals of the Risk RFP are to grow and build capacity across the USGS Risk Community of Practice; incentivize cross-center, cross-mission area, and interdisciplinary research; incentivize a focus on meaningful user engagement; identify and support projects that advance different elements of the Risk Plan; advance USGS goals of diversity and inclusion; use funded projects to demonstrate lessons learned and identify new resources (e.g., expertise, organizations, methods) for pursuing work in risk research and applications; and, leverage foundational datasets. Recipients of funding are listed here: https://www.usgs.gov/special-topic/reducing-risk/science/implementing-risk-plan?qt-science_center_objects=0#qt-science_center_objects
The FY22 RFP will be announced in October, 2022. Please join the Risk CoP for regular updates and information.
The purpose of the Risk Research and Applications Community is to convene like-minded scientists and staff from across USGS to discuss issues relevant to risk research and applications. Monthly meetings include a mix of presentations, discussions, and announcements about relevant resources, events, and activities. Anyone interested is welcome to attend and ideas for future meetings are always appreciated. The establishment of this Community is part of implementing the 2018 USGS Risk Plan, USGS Science for a Risky World: a USGS Plan for Risk Research and Applications.
The USGS Risk Plan addresses the need to grow USGS risk research and applications across a broad range of hazards to provide actionable information for risk reduction to our partners. Recommendation 4.1 states, “create a community of practice for risk research and applications to create a central, Bureau-wide point of contact for risk research and applications and to identify, connect, and coordinate relevant expertise across the Bureau.” Ultimately, the intent is for this community to be grassroots-driven, with the goal of providing a forum for individuals to build connections across centers, programs, and Mission Areas; to identify needs and opportunities to benefit the community; to generate project ideas; and to share resources and expertise. Connectivity across the community will be accomplished via monthly meetings, an online forum, and a face-to-face meeting.
Risk Research and Applications FY22 RFP now open!!!
Letter of Intent(Required): December 1st, 2021
Deadline for Proposals: January 28th, 2022 at 11:59pm ET
Incorporating Equity and Inclusion into USGS Risk Research and Applications
In Fall, 2021, the Risk CoP will assemble a writing team and subject matter experts to help develop a Strategic Approach to Incorporating Equity and Inclusion into USGS Risk Research and Applications. The call for nominations is now closed and the writing team will be announced in late October, 2021. There will be opportunities for community members to weigh in throughout the development of this approach.
FY21 Request for Proposals (RFP)
Community Member Directory
Welcome! To help build our community, please self-identify and share your interests/expertise in our Community Member Directory: Live/Editable Web File (DOI-only), Static Display File (last updated 6/3/21).
If you are unable to enter or update your information directly, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
Risk Community of Practice Forum
Please use this online forum to exchange ideas and resources in between meetings! You will need to log in to Confluence and be a member of the cdi-users group to post or comment on this forum. If you are having any issues participating in this forum, email email@example.com.