Science-Policy Interactions Across Scales
My comparative case study on Maine's and Hawaii's responses to sea-level rise elaborated on the findings on human-dimension uncertainties. It explored a curious paradox: why had Maine developed a sea-level rise response policy, while Hawaii, which is arguably more vulnerable to coastal hazards, had not? Research analyzed institutional and procedural aspects of science, and asked what kind of interactions between scientists and decision-makers either helped or hindered decision-makers’ ability to use science at the state and local levels. The work was done with colleagues at Harvard and the Global Environmental Assessment Project.
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