Evidence-based Public Policy
I’m pleased to be an organizing member of the Science Integrity Project, which is bringing together scientists, policy makers, indigenous leaders, non-profit societies and business leaders to advance and support the use of science and evidence into decision making across all levels of governance in Canada. Visit http://www.scienceintegrity.ca/ for more information about the project and how you can get involved.
Scientists work at the front lines of global change. Their research tells us what is happening now, how things may be in future, and what we can do to alter our paths toward sustaining all species—including our own. But while the work is relevant to all, typically only scientists themselves have access to academic journals and conferences where discoveries are shared. To help open up the information gates, collaborators from PISCO, COMPASS, and I led a workshop at the International Marine Conservation Congress to empower scientists to hone and use a skill that is universal for sharing knowledge across cultures, backgrounds, and ages: storytelling.
The products of this communications experiment are eight marine scientists’ stories of adventure, discovery, success, and hope for the ocean’s future, told live at the 3rd International Marine Conservation Congress (IMCC) and now available online for all to share.
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