DOINews: Official launch of the Early Career Climate Forum

6/11/2013


The Early Career Climate Forum (ECCF) is a network of early career
climate science researchers and professionals dedicated to improving
research and practice through collaboration and communication. The
ECCF grew out of a week-long workshop, known as the Northwest Climate
Science Bootcamp, which was sponsored by the Northwest Climate Science
Center (CSC), and held in August 2012 at the H. J. Andrews
Experimental Forest in Blue River OR. Over the past year, the
attendees of the bootcamp have evolved into the ECCF and developed a
platform that fosters collaboration and communication among early
career students and professionals at the CSCs and affiliated partner
institutions. The mission of the ECCF is to be 1) a science-based,
neutral venue for communication, collaboration, and professional
development for members and supporters, primarily those affiliated
with CSCs, and 2) an accessible outlet, forging bridges between people
who study climate and its social-ecological impacts, with others who

wish to learn about climate science. The ECCF website currently
features over 20 blogs under three themes of 1) exploring new ideas in
climate change science and practice (“Tip of the Iceberg”), 2) our
latest research findings (“Notes from the Field”), and 3) lessons
learned in professional and academic development (“Early Career
Lessons”). The website also has several interactive forums for
website members to post job opportunities and upcoming events, as well
as engage in less formal discussions on climate-related topics. This
June, the ECCF is conducting the official launch of the website, and
is actively recruiting students, post-doctoral fellows, and early
career professionals across the national CSC network. Initially, the
ECCF network endeavors to comprise the eighty or so student and
post-doctoral fellows supported by and working at the CSCs, and will
open membership to the public in the future. New members are welcome
to join the ECCF, write blogs, and contribute to forums.


Please contact Kristin Timm, ECCF coordinator, at kmtimm@alaska.edu

for more information on how to join, and visit the ECCF at
http://eccforum.csc.alaska.edu/
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Please also check out a new guest blog post on the ECCF website by Northwest Climate Science Center Director Gustavo Bisbal, on "The Way We Communicate: Forever Work in Progress".