Abstracts and slides from the workshop (where these have been made available) can be downloaded here.




Day 1: Thursday 10th November

0900-1000 Arrival and registration
1000 Opening address and welcome
1010 Sara Fabrikant, University of Zurich
Keynote: Geographic information displays for effective and efficient reasoning and decision making [abstract] [slides]
1110 ~ Coffee/tea break ~
1125 Session 1 (talks): Intersections between cognitive and psychological research and climate change
iVR for Climate Change Visualizations [abstract]
Alexander Klippel, Mark Simpson, Klaus Keller, Erika Smithwick, Jan Oliver Wallgrun, Gregory Garner, Jiawei Huang, Danielle Oprean, Saurabh Bansal
Local Warming? Understanding the relationship between perceptions of weather and climate change concern amongst UK residents [abstract] [slides]
Andrea Taylor, Wändi Bruine de Bruin, Suraje Dessai, Carmen Lefevre
Visual attention and visual complexity: implications for communicating data in graphics [abstract] [slides]
Jordan Harold, Kenny R. Coventry, Irene Lorenzoni, Thomas F. Shipley
Cognitively supportive visualisations for successful communication of climate change [abstract] [slides]
Thora Tenbrink
1245 ~ Lunch ~
1330 Nigel Harvey, University College London
Keynote: Communicating trends and other patterns in data: Effects of presentation format [abstract] [slides]
1430 Session 2 (talks): Visual communication of climate change in science and society
Creative challenges at the intersection between climate science and visualization [abstract] [slides]
Rosemarie McMahon
Climate Visuals: A mixed methods investigation of public perceptions of climate images in three countries [abstract] [slides]
Adam Corner, Daniel A. Chapman, Ezra M. Markowitz, Robin Webster, Christian Teriete
1510 ~ Coffee/tea break ~
1530 Alfons Maes, University of Tilburg
Keynote: Visual Communication and how to make it work for non-expert audiences [abstract] [slides]
1630 Panel discussion
What can the psychology and cognitive science communities do to support communication of, and decision-making about climate change?
1655 Looking ahead to day two
Meeting the needs of policy-makers, publics and stakeholders
1700 ~ Close ~
1830 ~ Workshop Dinner ~
Salieri, 376 Strand • Covent Garden • London • WC2R 0LQ


Day 2: Friday 11th November

0900-0930 Arrival and registration
0930 Opening address and welcome
0945 Session 3 (short talks): Living in a complex world: engaging with and supporting stakeholders
Using systems network thinking to inform climate change policy on alternative technologies: a case study on electric vehicles [abstract] [slides]
Shukru Esmene
Museums and Climate Change [abstract] [slides]
Morien Rees
An investor’s perspective on communicating climate adaptation solutions in a YouTube world: Novel ideas for media and outreach from the field of private philanthropy [abstract] [slides] [videos]
Darren Long
Evidence-based decision-making using Fuzzy Cognitive Maps: lessons from the Global South [abstract] [slides]
Arvind Lakshmisha, Jangal Jayaram
Communicating infrastructure related trade-offs under uncertain conditions in complex socio-environmental systems [abstract]
Anthony P. Hurford, Stephen P. Knox, Evgenii S. Matrosov, Robel T. Geressu, Julien J. Harou
1100 ~ Coffee/tea break ~
1115 David Warrilow, Formerly Head of Science at Department for Energy and Climate Change, UK Government
Keynote: Ministers, alligators and the voice of reason [abstract] [slides]
1200 Session 4 (talks): Working at the science-policy interface: challenges and opportunities
Communication challenges at the science-policy interface: Lessons from the ‘Portuguese Sorcerer’ [abstract]
Tanya Wilkins, Tiago Capela Lourenco
Installing Visualization in Science-Policy Interfaces [abstract]
Greg McInerny
1240 ~ Lunch ~
1330 Candice Howarth, University of Surrey
Keynote: Science-Policy Interface, and Decision-Making in Society [abstract]
1415 Session 5 (talks): Enabling change in society
Social identity appeals as an avenue to promote pro-environmental behaviour [abstract]
Charles R. Seger
1435 Panel discussion
What might the future hold for research and practice in widening access to climate research and knowledge
1500 ~ Close ~