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.
Publication of accessible climate articles
Publishing climate research articles that are accessible to a broad audience is a cornerstone of Climanosco’s activities. We expand our research offering through regular “calls for manuscripts”, where we invite the climate research community to contribute to an upcoming publication. We are planning three calls for manuscripts in 2018: a thematic call for manuscripts in the spring and general call for manuscripts in the fall, as well as a special youth call for manuscripts for students aged 14-17 in the summer/fall.
Expansion of our library
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 blogs, interviews, videos and interactive material.
Support for teachers and students
In 2016 we initiated a dialogue with teachers in different countries to identify how Climanosco can support teaching climate science in classrooms. We have developed several ideas that will be progressively implemented, including supplementing our research articles with interactive climate science material (see project “Expansion of our library”) and organizing youth calls for manuscripts for students aged 14-17 in the summer/fall 2018 (see “Publication of accessible climate articles” above).
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.
To achieve Climanosco’s aim of developing a network of citizens, stakeholders and climate scientists, direct communication between individuals is necessary. We plan to develop a dialogue forum where citizens, stakeholders and climate scientists can communicate with each other to ask questions directly to researchers, to discuss local impact and relevance of climate research, or to shape the future of climate science communication.
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 online tools to support the community using computer-based language analysis and translation.