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The Role of Geoscientists in Public Policy
Conveners: Günter Blöschl , Bárbara Ferreira  | Co-Convener: Luca Demicheli 
Tue, 29 Apr, 10:30–12:00 / Room R1
Geoscientific research has major policy implications, from resource management and energy development to tackling climate change and dealing with natural hazards. This session will bring together scientists, policymakers and special guests, and will equip attendees with the skills needed to communicate science with policymakers and transfer their knowledge to the policy domain.

This round-table session will start with the participants addressing the audience, followed by a short debate amongst the panelists. The audience will then have the opportunity to query the panel, before the participants round up the discussion at the end of the session.

Speakers:
*Richard Seeber, MEP (Member of the European Parliament Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee; Chair of the Intergroup on Water of the European Parliament) [to be confirmed]
*Vladko Todorov Panayotov, MEP (Member of the European Parliament Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee; Deputy Chair of the Intergroup on Raw Materials of the European Parliament) [to be confirmed]
*Lydia Harriss (Scientific Advisor in the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology, London, UK)
*Pascale Ehrenfreund (Research Professor of Space Policy and International Affairs, The George Washington University, Washington DC, US; President of the Austrian Science Fund)
*Don Dingwell (EGU Past President and Former Secretary General of the European Research Council)
*Mart van Bracht (President of EuroGeoSurveys – The Geological Surveys of Europe)
*Reinhard Hüttl (Scientific Director of the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Potsdam)

Moderator: Iain Stewart (Professor of Geoscience Communication at the University of Plymouth)