US2: Post-COVID Geosciences
#vEGU21 – US2: Post-COVID Geosciences Review 2021…..
The COVID-19 pandemic has been a major trauma for humanity and naturally calls for multiple scientifically-based responses to mitigate the risks and build resilience to it and its potential successors. It should be stressed that the geosciences communities have already strived to respond to it, drawing on their expertise, even if they have also had to face various upheavals as a result of the pandemic.
The solicited talks of this Union Session highlight these contributions but, more importantly, seek to identify new developments. These include a better understanding of zoonotic spillovers, anomalous mechanisms, and pathways of multi-scale transmission, the role of natural and man-made environmental complexity.
These developments are expected to greatly improve monitoring and governance of the epidemic at different scales and strengthen community engagement. Overall, they put geosciences into a post-COVID perspective.
Judy Omumbo, African Academy of Sciences
Theo Geisel, Max Planck Institute
Jaques Demongeot, Université Grenoble Alpes
Lauren Gardner, Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering
Daniel Schertzer, Ecole des Ponts ParisTech
Alexander Baklanov, WMO Geneva
Paul Bourgine, UNESCO UniTwin Paris
Stefano Tinti, University of Bologna
Benjamin F. Zaitchik, Johns Hopkins University
Gabriele Manoli, University College London
Klaus Fraedrich, Hamburg University
Masatoshi Yamauchi, Swedish Institute of Space Physics
Recorded at #vEGU21 on Friday 23rd April 2021.
In the discussion, the panel mentioned the poll results and Q&A; the chat and polls were only available to the live participants, and comments were not recorded.
Source: Credit goes to the respected author.