Co-founder and Executive Director Water Science Policy, Germany
Event Description: Normally there is a lag between specialization and communication, which widens the gap between academics and non-specialists. During this event, we present how novel ways of communication can foster more efficient community-led management and effective ecosystems protection. We will shortly present a case study and show how audiovisual channels can be an impactful tool to start a conversation towards marine conservation.
Throughout the event, we will bring together science communication and conference participants. How to use the tools of storytelling to draw people in and communicate science? Can you explain your publications to kindergarten kids? Do you know how to talk about your research to your parents? Marine conservation is only possible when we count on everyone, so let’s talk to everyone!
Together we will learn tools to engage audiences beyond disciplines and formats. We will also get down to work and apply those tools to better communicate our research and most importantly... we will have fun!
Group Name: An outside group: NGO Water Science Policy and Sea Around Us (at the Institute for Oceans and Fisheries, University of British Columbia)