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IMPRS-gBGC workshop 'Climate science communication'

Category: Transferable skills
Credit points: 0.2

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  1.   1.  Abstract
  2.   2.  Time & place
  3.   3.  Registration
  4.   4.  Participants

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1.  Abstract

The Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry and the IMPRS-gBGC offer a workshop for junior climate scientists on their role in communicating research results to the general public as well as to societal and political stakeholder.

  • Which means and instruments are used by climate researchers to communicate their knowledge to society?
  • Can current climate research answer questions that concern politics, businesses and civil society?
  • Does the scientific community provide answers that are heard at all in the non-scientific world?
  • ...

The complex topics will be introduced and addressed in a key-note lecture of Hanna Schmid-Petri1 and extensively discussed in the framework of a workshop led by Marie-Luise Beck2.

The workshop will pave the way for questions and discussions on a wide range of issues like:

  • Does my research have a benefit for society? And if so, how can I bring it across?
  • How do I best communicate with the media and what are tricks and pitfalls in the contact with an audience outside of my field of research?
  • How much is basic research impacted by the need for applicability or the demand for societal relevance?
  • What are there cross connections between science and politics that impact scientific research, e.g. through funding programs?
  • ...

This workshop helps the climate researcher to reflect the relevance of his/her own work and its presentation to the general public. The workshop will encourage researchers to reflect on his/her own role and responsibility in society.

1 Chair of Science Communication at the University of Passau
2 Managing Director of German Climate Consortium

2.  Time & place

Key lecture by Hanna Schmid-Petri1
June 20, 2019 (Thursday) at 14:00
Lecture hall at the MPI-BGC
(no registration necessary)

Workshop by Marie-Luise Beck2
June 21, 2019 (Friday) from 9:00 - 16:30
Seminar room B0.002 (MPI-BGC)
Please register here

3.  Registration

Click here to register before May 31, 2019.

4.  Participants



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