The final challenge for CRESCENDO is to ensure dissemination and a broad uptake of the knowledge and data produced by the project. Dissemination will target a wide audience using methods that are both engaging and accurate. Dissemination platforms will range from peer-reviewed publications to public/policy-directed information sheets and targeted workshops. We will develop a public-facing online presence and, where suitable, use social media to get key information into the public-domain. We aim to explain the science behind Earth system modelling, how future Earth system projections are developed and analysed, as well as communicating robust future Earth system changes and the likely consequences of these changes. A further project aim is to train the next-generation of Earth system scientists to be capable and enthusiastic science communicators through provision of science communication training workshops.
A key task will be to engage with other users of ESM data and knowledge, such as; climate impact assessment and regional downscaling groups, as well adaptation and mitigation researchers. CRESCENDO partners have extensive experience working with these groups and a sustained two-way interaction with key players in each area will be a priority. We will ensure simulations are fully accessible to the research community through the Earth System Grid Federation (ESGF).