We are working on making climate science accessible to everyone step by step. Publishing accessible climate articles and other content is a central element of this work. In addition, we are developing new channels of communication between climate scientists, citizens and stakeholders.
Dear 2050 Science & Art Exhibition
For the first time, this year we will be holding a science and art exhibition in downtown Zurich under the title Dear 2050: Humans Respond to Climate Change. We will be presenting the artworks and manuscripts that participate in this year’s call for artists and scientists, as well as a series of speakers and public-contributed slams. We plan on making the Dear 2050 exhibition a regular science and art event.
Video and podcast production
There are no better means than videos or podcasts to share about the human journeys that are at the basis of scientific research. We are currently working on the production of a series of episodes accompanying scientific researchers in several expeditions to the Greenland ice sheet.
Production of entry-level climate science
We are developing Climanosco’s library as a place where everyone can discover every aspect of climate science, at any pace and any level. We are working on supplementing our publication of research articles with entry-level “bites” in any digital format that share basic knowledge in climate science.
Publication of student voices
Our Student voices programme invites students around the world to learn about climate science and to help raise climate literacy globally by sharing their learning in their own voice. We collaborate with science teachers and students aged 16-17, offering scientific and editorial support towards the publication of essays in any chosen topic of climate science. This programme was designed as a result of the dialogue we initiated in 2016 with teachers in various countries to identify how Climanosco can support teaching climate science in classrooms.
Publication of research articles
Publishing climate research articles that are accessible to a broad audience is a cornerstone of Climanosco’s activities and the purpose of our journal Climanosco Research Articles (ISSN 2673-1568, DOI https://doi.org/10.37207/CRA). We expand our research offering through regular “calls for manuscripts”, where we invite the climate research community to contribute to an upcoming collection of publications in Climanosco Research Articles. We are currently in our third call for manuscripts on the topic human responses to climate change, and are planning the next call to be launched early 2021.
Climanosco Science Network
In line with Climanosco’s mission, we are currently developing a science network where individuals and organizations have a direct access to climate scientists and can ask questions, verify facts, and improve their communication around climate change and climate science.
Community-rooted climate research
Communities across the globe face locality specific climate-related challenges. These communities also have access to knowledge and observations that may be useful to scientists. We are currently developing a prototype for connecting and supporting dialog between local communities and scientists in the research process.
Towards a better online platform
We are continuously working on improving our website to make it a better place for everyone to find out about climate science and for Climanosco’s community to work efficiently towards making climate science accessible. Our future plans include the development of computer-supported language translation to make our content accessible in different languages.