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Marissa Kunerth

The Earth Science Applications Guidebook is a web-based, multimedia product that synthesizes best practices and lessons learned on the use of Earth science information for decision-making. Drawing on a wealth of knowledge and the passion of scientists who have dedicated their careers to Earth science, the guidebook taps into decades of experience in addressing climate change, biodiversity, disaster management, and other challenges. The guidebook offers both emerging and experienced scientists’ practical guidance on applications to solve pressing problems and improve people’s lives. 

Dive into the guide to explore content explaining the uses of Earth science information, practical guidance on all steps of developing an application, and scientist perspectives on what it takes to succeed. The guidebook provides a people-centered presentation of practical, usable approaches to help applications teams deliver more effective, impactful tools, datasets, models, and other applications and maximize their global reach.

Unlike a traditional “book-style” manual or guide, this guidebook offers multiple entry pathways that enable a user to choose various learning experiences depending on their interests. Its interactive features and multimedia content enable different types of learning – including audio and visual use cases narrated by principal investigators, audio clips from scientists, embedded videos, interactive content features, and links to external resources.  

The guidebook is one component of a community-building initiative to foster dialogue among Earth scientists and support an ongoing skills-building effort. By capturing the great diversity of program areas, geographies, and people engaged in this important work, the guidebook encompasses the power of Earth science information and presents it in a way that inspires a new generation of audiences to pursue applied Earth science.

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