SC3.7 | The Art of Communicating Risk: Tips for effective risk communication
The Art of Communicating Risk: Tips for effective risk communication
Co-organized by EOS1/HS11/NH12
Convener: Maria Vittoria Gargiulo | Co-conveners: Solmaz Mohadjer, Raffaella Russo
Thu, 18 Apr, 19:00–20:00 (CEST)
Room M2
Thu, 19:00
There are times when we find that our general communication tools stop working. One of these times is when we are dealing with risk communication for which we need to reach into our risk communication toolbox and use communication strategies that go beyond sharing scientific facts and data. This short course will equip you with a set of tools and skills you can use to work more effectively in different risk communication environments. Topics covered include basic risk communication principles, cognitive biases, risk perception, trust, and the use of media and social media in risk communication.

Who should join this course? The course is particularly designed for students, early-career and experienced natural hazard scientists and practitioners as well as science communicators who are keen to enhance their risk communication skills.

The course structure includes:
(1) Introduction (5 min)
(2) Expert panel discussion (30 min)
(3) Q&A with panel (25 min)

Those interested in attending this short course, might also be interested in the EOS session session "Challenges and opportunities in risk communication related to natural and anthropogenic hazards."

Lydia Cumiskey, Senior Post Doctoral Researcher, University College Cork, Ireland
Marina Mantini, Head Of Communications, CIMA Research Foundation, Italy


  • Lydia Cumiskey, University College Cork , Ireland
  • Marina Mantini, CIMA Research Foundation, Italy
  • Jean-Baptiste Bove, CIMA, Italy
  • Maria Vittoria Gargiulo, Università degli Studi di Salerno, Italy
  • Raffaella Russo, University of Salerno , Italy