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The Arctic PASSION EU project starts its Online Seminar and Dialogue Series with a two-part kickoff seminar on science communication during the APECS International Polar Week! Seminar Part I will be on "Storytelling in Science" (22 March) and Part II on "How to produce media in the field" (24 March). Please note that the second seminar is better understandable when you checked out the first one before (see the recording down below). 

The EU Project “Arctic PASSION” aims to build a coherent Arctic Observing System that is adjusted to societal needs based on a co-design of knowledge. The Arctic PASSION Online Seminar and Dialogue Series is a tool to communicate project’s topics, share ideas, plans and results, and to initiate an inclusive and proactive dialogue with people from different groups, backgrounds and career levels. It is targeted to Arctic and Indigenous Youth, Early Career Scientists and other interested audiences. 


Online seminar part 1: Storytelling in Science

Have you ever wondered why certain research projects get picked up in the news and not others? Or how some researchers manage to produce science content that goes viral on social media? Sure, part of it is luck, but another part of it is storytelling. By framing your research in a different way, you can increase the chances that your story gets picked up, or that your social media gains a following.

This webinar will give you the tools to tell stories about your research intentionally, identifying newsworthy stories, who’s your audience, what medium best fits your story, and considering whether you want to pitch your story to journalists, or perhaps using your own media production skills, and posting it to social media. But what platform? We will cover all of this and more in part 1 of our Polar Week sci comms Arctic PASSION seminar! 

When and where? 22 March 2022 - 2 PM GMT - online via Zoom.
See here the recording: 


Online seminar part 2: Media Production in the Field

So, you’ve identified your story and how you want to tell it, but now you’ve got to actually go out there and gather the media, on top of doing your actual research! In part 2 of our Polar Week sci comms seminar we will go over how to gather media in the field. We will cover how to identify your story’s needs and how to put together a production plan that allows you to work smarter, not harder. We will also go over some basic photography and videography best practices, what kinds of shots to gather, how to prepare for an interview, and some tips on how best to record audio (because remote interviews aren’t going anywhere any time soon).

When and where? 24 March 2022 - 2 PM GMT - online via Zoom.
Note this seminar is better understandable when you attended/watched the first seminar before. But you can also check out the first seminar afterwards. 

See here the recording: 

489 Olivia RempelThe online seminars are led by Olivia Rempel.

She is a documentary filmmaker and multimedia journalist working at GRID-Arendal, where she does everything from producing, shooting and editing documentaries, to guest teaching a science communication course at the Technical University of Denmark. She holds a master’s degree from the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, with prior undergraduate work in both journalism and environmental studies. Olivia has had a variety of media jobs, from logistics and communication work at Students on Ice, an educational polar expedition organization, to leading open-source investigations that combat disinformation at the UC Berkeley Human Rights Center and working on documentaries that have screened at film festivals from Svalbard to Addis Ababa. Olivia has been working alongside passionate researchers for much of her career, and one of her greatest joys is helping them ensure their important work is communicated accurately and effectively.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              © by Louis-Philippe Dury

You are not available during the times announced? Later, the recordings will also be available on the APECS vimeo channel.

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