An important part of our job as scientists is communicating our research and its importance to others. This communication happens on many levels. We have well established methods of sharing our research with others in our field and with the broader scientific community through our publications, conference presentations, posters, etc. Our ways of communicating with the general public, decision makers, teachers and students are less formalised and often less practised, but this communication is essential for the greater impact of our research.
The IPY placed a strong emphasis on education and outreach in its planning and many early career polar researchers are using this momentum to get involved in broader communication of their work and the importance of the Polar Regions. Here you can find out about polar science outreach activities and how to get involved, share experiences of outreach involvemnet, and find tips and resources for communicating research.