This session brings together the expertise and case study examples of two coastal science communicators.
The session will begin with an introduction that will canvass a wide range of coastal science communication needs. Issues covered will include sea level rise, marine debris, over fishing and tourism. Innovative communication solutions will then be presented.
This will then be followed by two coastal science communication case studies. The first will examine the role that science communication can play in helping communities in the Pacific deal with the impacts of sea level rise. The second will explore how different tools were used to evoke emotion and communicate the recreational, place and social values of the Tweed and Southern Gold Coast.
Following the presentations there will be the opportunity for questions and further discussion.
- Introduction (10 mins)
- Coastal resilience on the front-line of climate change: visual communication (30 mins)
- Tweed Sand Bypassing – evoking an emotional response in coastal science communication (30 mins)
- Questions / discussion (15 – 20 mins)
Session Producers, Presenters, Session Chairs
Catherine Kerr, Coastal Management Specialist, NSW Dept of Planning Industry and Environment
Michael Helman, Director, Communicatrium, Communicatrium
When: Tuesday 18th February, 2:00pm-3:30pm
Where: Room G21, Learning and Teaching Building, 19 Ancora Imparo Way, Clayton