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Working at the science policy interface
Convener: Chloe Hill  | Co-Convener: Sophie Berger 
Thu, 21 Apr, 12:15–13:15

This short course will give an introduction into science policy and researching at this interface. The session will contain short presentations from panellists about their experience with science policy. There will then be an opportunity for discussion through a Q&A session after the presentations.

This session is open to all EGU scientific divisions.

Public information: The panel comprises:
• Katja Rosenbohm (Head of Communications at the European Environment Agency). The European Environment Agency (EEA) provides independent information on the environment to European and national level policy makers, as well as to the general public. Katja Rosenbohm will provide an overview of the EEA including their 2015 flagship report ‘The European Environment - State and outlook’. How this is communicated and what impact this has will also be discussed.

• Panos Panagos (Senior Research Scientist in the Land Resource Unit at the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre).
The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is the European Commission’s in-house science service, which provides evidence and support to EU policy. Panos Panagos will explain how the JRC supplies scientific advice and discuss soil and land resource management research within the organisation.

• Valérie Masson-Delmotte (Head of the IPCC AR6 Working Group 1 / Laboratoire des sciences du climat et l'environnement). Valerie Masson-Delmotte was recently appointed co-chair of the Working Group 1 (the physical science basis) for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 6th Assessment Report (AR6). The IPCC reports represent a highly established process of providing reliable scientific advice about climate change at international policy levels. Dr Masson-Delmotte will speak about the IPCC process and the preparations for AR6.