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Affiliation: 
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Title: 
Senior Climate Science Advisor
Department: 
Office of Atmospheric Program
Expertise: 
communication of science

Biography

Anthony Socci, Ph.D., is a Senior Science and Communications Fellow with the American Meteorological Society s executive office, in Washington, D.C. He is involved in improving the communication of science and in elevating the importance of communication in the sciences. He hosts a monthly series of environmental sciences briefings on Capitol Hill, all of them open to the public. He also co-hosts a series of workshops on 'the communication of science via the mass media', as a means of improving the communication, reporting and coverage of science in general. From 2000-2005, Socci was Senior Climate Science Advisor with EPA's Office of Atmospheric Programs, with responsibility for strategic planning, advising, and communication of climate and climate-related science. From 1994 to 2000, Socci had been Associate Executive Director of the multi-agency U.S. Global Change Research Program's Coordination Office, where he was active in planning, coordinating and shaping the US government's nearly $2 billion/year investment in scientific research on impacts of global- and regional-scale environmental changes, largely climate-related. In that capacity, Socci emphasized bridge-building, outreach and communication, and he routinely interacted with many diverse interests and Executive Branch and congressional offices on climate science issues. For six years he coordinated and hosted regular Capitol Hill briefings on climate-related global and regional environmental changes. Socci earlier had been Special Assistant to the Director of the Division of Environmental Biology at the National Science Foundation, and from 1991 to 1993 he was Senior Science Advisor for the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee's Subcommittee on Science, Technology, and Space.