Science communication for Climate Researchers

 

Blue-Action are coordinating a series of webinars on climate science communication in 2020. These are aimed at early-career researchers, but anyone who wishes to engage people with their research at any stage will find them valuable.

Previous webinars are posted in full below.  If you are interested in joining any of the upcoming webinars, please see the schedule below and register for your chosen webinars here.

 

Date

Topic

Speaker

18th September

13:00 (CEST)

Communicate climate science better by taking risks

The aim of this session is to examine what is at risk when communicating, and to argue that there is nothing that carries more risk than an inflexible, impersonal approach.

Martin Coath

Associated Senior Researcher

University of Lapland

15th October

13:00 (CEST)

Engaging with European policymakers

This talk will give a perspective on how to link your research with policy-makers, for science than can have an impact on society.

Jans-Stefan Fritz

Head of the Brussels Office

German Marine Research Consortium 


Webinar 1: Developing public outreach activities

 

Watch the full webinar below!

This webinar was delivered on 22nd May 2020 by Laura Curtis-Moss, Worldwide Programmes Manager at Edinburgh Science, and part of the Blue-Action Societal Engagement Group. Laura explains how to turn complex climate science into activities the public will understand and engage with.

Please see the full presentation in our open access repository here

 

 


Webinar 2: Talking to the Media

 

Watch the full webinar below!

This webinar was delivered on 19th June 2020 by Euan Paterson, Communications and Media Officer at the Scottish Association for Marine ScienceEuan is trained in journalism, and spent over a decade working in print media, before moving to work in house at the Institute. He brought his years of experience on both sides of the relationship to the webinar, and shared some insights and ideas on how to engage with the media.

Please see the full presentation in our Open Access repository here.

 

 


Webinar 3: Designing Infographics

 

Watch the full webinar below!

This webinar was delivered on 17th July 2020 by Will Harvey, who is a web and graphic designer at the Scottish Association for Marine Science. Will spent over a decade as a graphic designer in industry, before moving to academia. Here he shares insights into the process of designing infographics and key principles to create a design with impact. 

Please see the full presentation in our open-access repository here.

 

 

 


Webinar 4: The Art of Pitching

 

Watch the full webinar below!

This webinar was delivered on 21st August 2020 by Thomas Simon Oleson, who is an Entrepreneurship Manager at EIT Climate-KIC. Thomas has worked with businesses and start-ups for over 8 years. Here he describes how to pitch your work to stakeholders with visual and verbal style. 

Please see the full presentation in our open-access repository here. If you're interested in knowing more about the course Thomas mentions, look at furhter details here

 

 

 


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