Connect With Decision-Makers

GCSE engages with decision-makers at all levels of government, from local to multinational, to connect science and scientists from the GCSE community to decision-making processes. GCSE is committed to a nonpartisan approach. 


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GCSE Applied Solutions serves as a resource connecting local governments and decision-makers to a national network of leading scientists and academics engaged in research and scholarship. This network provides an open platform for local governments, regional councils of governments, public utilities, public agencies, state governments, and federal governments to collaborate. Sonoma County Water Agency helped create Applied Solutions in 2008 and continues to collaborate with GCSE to further the Applied Solutions mission. Learn more.


Applied Solutions Science Advisories: Science and Public Service in the 21st Century

The Applied Solutions Science Advisory Initiative: Science and Public Service in the 21st Century will establish permanent mechanisms for the local academic scientific enterprise to engage collaboratively with local governments to provide ongoing science advisory support. This will serve as a standing mechanism for local institutions of higher education and local governments (i.e., cities, counties, regional governmental entities, etc.) to interact and and rely on each other regularly to build trust and the value for the science policy interface. Learn more.


Partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme

GCSE is an accredited organization and formal partner of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Through this partnership, GCSE is able to offer opportunities to engage in UNEP activities. Learn more.


Academic-Federal Dialogue

The Academic-Federal Dialogue (AFD) convenes academics and policy representatives from environmental programs. It provides an opportunity for academic leaders to hear perspectives from Congress and the science policy community. The AFD offers direct interaction with U.S. federal agencies such as DOE, NSF, NASA, EPA, USDA, Forest Service, NOAA, and NIEHS on program priorities and funding opportunities. Learn more about upcoming events