Victoria Keener Speaks at Conference on "Global Climate Crisis – Seeking Solutions"


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Online conference

When: Apr 14 2020 - 2:00pm until Apr 14 2020 - 3:00pm
Where: Online

Dr. Victoria KeenerEWC climate specialist Victoria Keener speaks online at the “Global Climate Crisis – Seeking Solutions” conference put on by the University of Maryland’s Bahá’í Chair for World Peace program. Keener will speak on the role of science boundary organizations in informing regional decision making and policy.

Watch Dr. Keener's talk live here on Tues. April 14, 2 - 3 pm Eastern Time

About the “Global Climate Crisis – Seeking Solutions” conference:

This conference will bring together leading scholars from a diverse range of disciplines to discuss how we can come together to find solutions for the existential environmental threats facing the planet. By approaching the problem from different perspectives, the speakers will address key questions surrounding the science, ethics, and implications of climate change.

About Dr. Victoria Keener:

Dr. Victoria Keener is a Research Fellow at the East-West Center in Honolulu, Hawai'i, and the Lead Principal Investigator of the Pacific Regional Integrated Sciences & Assessments (Pacific RISA) program. Dr. Keener also does research on enabling practical applications of climate science for regional decision making.  Much of her modeling work uses multivariate time-series analysis and varied spectral methods to identify dominant climate trends in hydrological variables and how they change through time. In addition to research, as the Lead Principal Investigator of Pacific RISA, Dr. Keener coordinates an interdisciplinary team of social and physical scientists that aims to reduce the vulnerability of Pacific Island communities to climate change by translating academic research into actionable knowledge for a variety of stakeholders at the local, state, and regional level. She was the Lead Editor and a Chapter Author for the 2012 Pacific Islands Regional Climate Assessment (PIRCA) report, the regional technical input to the US 2014 National Climate Assessment.

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