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GeoPolicy: Reflecting on science advice as shown in the 2019 Chernobyl series

GeoPolicy: Reflecting on science advice as shown in the 2019 Chernobyl series

The HBO and Sky UK television series Chernobyl is a historical drama that explores the events leading up to and following the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster in Pripyat Ukraine. Not only does this series focus on one of the worst nuclear accidents in history, but also on the challenges and successes of one of the lead scientists involved in communicating the scientific evidence to key decision-mak ...[Read More]

GeoPolicy: Science Activism vs. Science Advice – choosing your path to policy impact

GeoPolicy: Science Activism vs. Science Advice – choosing your path to policy impact

Science is a vital part of the policymaking process. It enables decision-makers to better understand the policy options that they have and the potential consequences of any actions or inaction. While it is just one factor that policymakers should consider during their decision-making process, it is an important one! This month’s GeoPolicy blog post will explore two different approaches that scient ...[Read More]

GeoPolicy: Life inside the European Parliament – an assistant’s view

GeoPolicy: Life inside the European Parliament – an assistant’s view

This month’s GeoPolicy blog features an interview with Sebastian Jehle, Accredited Assistant to Member of the European Parliament (MEP) Norbert Lins. Understanding policymaking processes is vital to be able to engage with decision-makers and to provide scientific information that is both useful and timely. Sebastian was kind enough to answer some of my burning questions about life inside the Europ ...[Read More]

GeoPolicy: Your guide to science for policy at EGU23!

GeoPolicy: Your guide to science for policy at EGU23!

As the largest geoscience meeting in Europe with 14,000 onsite and 3,000 virtual participants expected this year, the EGU General Assembly has a huge range of scientific sessions that enable participations to gain a greater understanding about specific topics both within and outside of their research area. But more than this, there are also plenty of non-scientific sessions that participants can a ...[Read More]