What is science for policy and how can you get involved?
Convener: Chloe Hill | Co-convener: Florence Bullough
Fri, 08 May, 12:30–14:15 (CEST)

Almost every policy decision, regardless of the country or government-level, has a scientific component to it. And while science alone will never make policy, it can allow policymakers to more accurately assess the benefits and potential consequences of different policy pathways.
The geosciences play a particularly relevant 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.
However, how scientists can effectively communicate with policymakers and contribute to this process isn’t always so straight forward.
The first half of this session will focus on basic science for policy and communication techniques that can be used to engage policymakers. It will also explain how scientists can get involved with specific science for policy processes and initiatives.
The second half of the session will feature three speakers who are working at the science-policy interface. They will outline how their role bridges the gap between science and policy and some of the institutionalised routes that scientists can take to connect with policymakers.
This session is open to all EGU General Assembly participants and will be of particular interest to anyone who wants to make their research more policy relevant and learn more about science-policy.

Public information:
Solmaz Mohadjer: Post Doc at the University of Tübingen and ParsQuake Founder. @pars_quake
Flo Bullough: Head of Policy and Engagement, the Geological Society of London. @flo_dem
Chloe Hill: EGU Policy Officer. @Chl0e_Hill
Sophie Berger: Science Officer, IPCC Working Group 1, Technical Support Unit. @SoBrgr

You can watch this Short Course online from Friday 8 May, 12:30: