The strategic development of science communication in its current, comprehensive meaning isn’t a project; it’s a never-ending task. Given the formation of a joint research programme for the Helmholtz Research Field “Changing Earth” and the establishment of the joint communication platform SynCom, as well as the growing strategic importance of transfer and solution-oriented communication for inter-institutional networks (DAM, DKK, Helmholtz Climate Initiative, KDM, UN Decade of Ocean Science, IPCC, IPBES, Leopoldina, etc.), in which the research contributions of the AWI / of Helmholtz Earth system research are of considerable societal relevance, there is an increased and lasting need for internal and external strategic and operational coordination of science communication and transfer activities throughout the AWI.
In the context of the new research programme for “Changing Earth”, the resulting duties with regard to transfer and cross-research-centre, solution-oriented communication of topics will be performed by the Staff Unit “Strategic Science Communication”, which reports to the Programme Speaker and Vice-Director.
Head of the Department of Strategic Science Communication
Alfred Wegener Institute
Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research
Am Handelshafen 12
27570 Bremerhaven / Germany
+49 (0) 471 4831-1680