SC2.2 | An introduction to science for policy
An introduction to science for policy
Co-organized by EOS4/GM13/HS11/NH12/SSP1
Convener: Chloe Hill | Co-conveners: Erika von Schneidemesser, Noel Baker, Ilias Grampas
Mon, 15 Apr, 10:45–12:30 (CEST)
Room -2.85/86
Mon, 10:45
Societal challenges in the 21st century are interconnected and complex. The amount of information needed to make an informed decision that adequately considers policy options is increasing and a broad range of scientific evidence is required to deal with them. However, despite the demand for more information, it can be difficult for scientists to know where their expertise is needed and how to create policy impact.

This session will provide an introduction into some key ‘science for policy’ themes and provide specific details about when and how scientists can engage with policy to increase the impact of their efforts. It will also provide resources and tips for scientists so that they can start their science for policy journeys. The last part of the Short Course will include a Q&A with those working on the science-policy interface. This session will be relevant to all career levels and scientific disciplines.


  • Chloe Hill: EGU Policy Manager
  • Noel Baker: Project Manager, Royal Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy
  • Erika von Schneidemesser: Research Group Leader, RIFS
  • Alessandro Allegra: Assistant to the Deputy Director-General for R&I, EU Commission

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