Actionable science is a critical part of implementing solutions to complex environmental problems. SESYNC seeks to fund research that is designed with the stakeholder in mind and that aims to inform decisions, improve the design or implementation of public policies and (or) influence the strategies, planning and behavior that affect our environment.
SESYNC—funded through an award to the University of Maryland from the National Science Foundation—is designed to cut across disciplines, address questions and problems holistically, and identify gaps in previous research.
Over three days in June, 244 scholars from 23 countries and 37 states and Puerto Rico participated at the Boundary Spanning: Advances in Socio-Environmental Systems Research international symposium in Annapolis, Maryland, to learn, share knowledge, and collaborate around socio-environmental research. The event's social media reached over 200,000 people with over 1 million impressions around the conversation of boundary spanning.
Look for our Boundary Spanning Special Issue coming next month featuring event highlights and interviews with thought leaders.