Science Communication in a Crisis: An Insider's Guide (Paperback)

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Science Communication in a Crisis: An Insider's Guide identifies the principal challenges that scientists face when communicating with different stakeholder groups and offers advice on how to navigate the maze of competing interests and deliver actionable science when the clock is ticking.

If a scientist's goal is to deliver content and expertise to the people who need it, then other stakeholder groups-the media, the government, industry-need to be considered as partners to collaborate with in order to solve problems. Written by established scientist Christopher Reddy, who has been on the front lines of several environmental crisis events, the book highlights ten specific challenges and reflects on mistakes made and lessons learned. Reddy's aim is not to teach scientists how to ace an interview or craft a soundbite, rather, through exploring several high-profile case studies, including the North Cape oil spill, Deepwater Horizon, and the 2021 Sri Lanka shipping disaster, he presents a clear pathway to effective and collaborative communication.

This book will be a great resource for junior and established scientists who want to make an impact, as well as students in courses such as environmental and science communication.

About the Author

Christopher Reddy is a leader in the study of marine pollution and the development of environmentally friendly industrial chemicals. A senior scientist in the Department of Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and faculty member of the MIT/WHOI joint program in oceanography, Reddy has led numerous field operations along coastlines, in the open ocean, and at the bottom of the sea to conduct transformative research that crosses disciplines and guides policy decisions worldwide.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781032377803
ISBN-10: 1032377801
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: May 10th, 2023
Pages: 160
Language: English