SC2.12 ECS
Science for policy: How can scientists get involved in the policymaking process?
Convener: Chloe Hill | Co-convener: Bárbara Ferreira
Mon, 08 Apr, 16:15–18:00
Room -2.31

Encompassing a large number of scientific disciplines, the geosciences play an important role in many policy decisions including, but not limited to, those relate to climate change, natural hazard management, energy security, space exploration, agriculture and ocean health. The information that geoscientists can give to policymakers is able to improve the policy making process, expand the impact of research and provide scientists with new research and career opportunities.

To ensure that your efforts to share your research with policymakers are effective, it is important to know when and how to communicate before engaging with science for policy. This session will focus on basic science for policy and communication techniques that can be used to engage policymakers. It will also outline specific science for policy processes and initiatives within the EU and explain how scientists can become involved with them.

This session is open to all EGU General Assembly participants but will be of particular interest to anyone who wants to make their research more policy relevant and learn more about science-policy.

Public information:
Chloe Hill: EGU Policy Officer
Ilias Grampas: EU Affairs Manager, European Parliament Intergroup on Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainable Development
Panos Panagos: Research Officer, Joint Research Centre, European Commission.
Theresa Lorenz: Project Manager, Adelphi
Noel Baker: Project Manager, Royal Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy