EOS5/CL5.3

Modern Climate Science Education and Communications to Students, Government Officials and to the Public (co-organized)
Co-Conveners: Klaus Grosfeld , Annette Ladstaetter-Weissenmayer , Gerrit Lohmann , Artemi Cerdà 
Oral Programme
 / Thu, 06 May, 08:30–10:00  / Room 29
Poster Programme
 / Attendance Thu, 06 May, 17:30–19:00  / Hall Z
Today’s education, its practices and advances in the field of Earth and Climate System Sciences is a highly interdisciplinary and inter-institutional challenge and welcome on all levels of education throughout Europe and abroad. A modern education system is therefore essential for an excellent professional career in research and/or the commercial and public institutions. The integration of climate observations and climate modelling requires networks and collaborations of experts and specialists in order to better understand climate impacts over a broad range of timescales.
This session addresses how we communicate and educate pupils and students (under-graduates and graduates), the public, and government agencies about earth and climate system sciences to meet the society challenges ahead. Although we welcome and encourage all contributions presenting in this topic, we are particularly interested in:
(i) Education programs at universities that build on the connection of scientists from the field of climate system sciences. This addresses multi-sector, multi-disciplinary and multi-stakeholder and research-driven education.
(ii) The communication and organisation of education (by scientists, engineers, the press, civil protection, government agencies, and a multitude other agencies) of climate change and uncertainty to the general public and other government officials.
We are specifically interested in university programmes and distance education courses on themes related to climate change, risk assessment, and in programmes for training in developing countries. If there is enough interest, we will also reserve a splinter room for general discussion.