Cryo Connect - a global platform for connecting cryosphere scientists and information seekers

Theme 5. Other
Session Name 5.12 Connecting polar research, policy and stakeholders across scales - examples from Europe and beyond
Presentation Type Oral
Presenter
Author(s) Dirk van As (Cryo Connect, Netherlands), Faezeh Nick (Cryo Connect, Netherlands)
Abstract text

Cryosphere science outreach has not yet reached its full potential. Journalists and other information seekers currently often rely on internet search engines to find cryosphere experts to inform them on their topics of interest. A few organizations have their own science outreach portals, but a truly global and inclusive network of cryosphere experts willing to provide insights to those seeking information was lacking. For this reason Cryo Connect (http://cryoconnect.net) was established, a not-for-profit organization providing a platform to connect experts and information seekers. Allowing cryosphere experts from all career stages and nationalities to sign up, Cryo Connect specifically boosts the visibility of early-career scientists, irrespective of ethnicity, gender, language skills, etc.

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