Category Archives: Communication

Dallas Murphy: Science story-teller (part 2)

Last year Dallas Murphy published To The Denmark Strait, the story of the discovery of the ocean current called the North Icelandic Jet. Previously, I asked Dallas about this expedition, as well as his journey towards oceanography and science writing. … Continue reading

Posted in Climate, Communication, Ocean, Scicomm, Writing skills | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

The dispatchers of knowledge

Journal editors have a key role in the scientific process. By having the final decision on which papers appear in their journal, they act as gatekeepers to ensure that all contributions meet minimum requirements regarding innovation and cogency. Their decisions … Continue reading

Posted in Climate, Communication, Scicomm | Tagged , , , , ,

Discussing science writing and communication

During the Ocean Sciences Meeting in Honolulu late last month, ClimateSnack and Resclim held a town hall event to discuss scientific writing and communication skills. The event was very well attended, with approximately 200-250 people.

Posted in Communication, Conference, Learning, Scicomm, Writing skills | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Dallas Murphy: Science story-teller

I find myself often shying away from conversations about my research for the fear that I am going to bore people to death. I’m starting to realize that it might not be my science that will bore people. Maybe the … Continue reading

Posted in Communication, Scicomm, Sea | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Africa’s Climate Challenges

Africa is arguably the most diverse continent on Earth. This incredible land stretches across the equator from the northern extratropics to the southern; deserts keep company with rainforests and snow-capped mountains overlook savannas. Ancient tribal religions mix with Christianity and … Continue reading

Posted in Climate, Communication, Conference, Forecasting, Future | Tagged , , , , , ,

Cough for Coal at COP19

by Isobel Braithwaite and Gabriele Messori Carrying a pair of giant pink lungs in front of the Polish Ministry of Economy wasn’t really where either of us had imagined we’d end up on a cold November morning.  Why were we … Continue reading

Posted in Air, Climate, Communication, Conference, Future | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

ClimateSnack: The slow-burning conference

In June, the remote town of Oulu in northern Finland was, for a brief time, the host for Space Climate 5. This was a gathering of space and climate researchers to present their work and discuss what it all means. … Continue reading

Posted in Communication, Conference, KlimaSnakk, Scicomm, Solar, Writing skills | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment