Research can only make an impact when it is communicated effectively to those in positions to effect change. An integrated research program in northern Australia under the Australian Government’s National Environmental Science Program is informing policy and supporting better management decisions by undertaking world-class research and delivering it with targeted and purposeful science communication.
With the research program in its final year, the engagement with research users – federal and state government departments, Traditional Owners and land managers – has shifted towards synthesising knowledge and delivering research results, in ways and at times that are most relevant to the user.
Communication products and activities include story maps, videos, factsheets, forums, workshops, presentations and targeted meetings. The impact of research results is underpinned by early and ongoing engagement with research users to scope what projects were needed and identify possible integration with existing management and policy timelines that identified clear purposes for the research.
This presentation will highlight how our science communication approach is leading to specific cases of impact for environmental management in northern Australia.
Patch Clapp, Communications Officer, NESP Northern Australia Environmental Resources Hub
When: Monday 17th February, 12:30pm-1:00pm