Research Theme 5: Knowledge and Data dissemination

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).

RT5 members

CRESCENDO's RT5 members

  • Asher Minns
    RT5 leader
    University of East Anglia (UEA), UK
    Asher Minns
    RT5 leader

    Asher is science communicator at the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research in the School of Environmental Sciences at the University of East Anglia. Asher specialises in knowledge transfer of climate change research to audiences that are outside of academia. He has 15 years experience of UK and international environmental sciences research, including ten years as a full-time communicator, and lectures on climate change communication in the UK and abroad.

  • Stefan Lange
    RT5 leader
    Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), Germany
    Stefan Lange
    RT5 leader

    Stefan works with Katja Frieler and Douglas Maraun on an improvement of the ISI-MIP bias correction method.

  • Helena Martins
    WP13 leader
    Rossby Centre, Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute.
    Helena Martins
    WP13 leader

    Helena  is employed as a science communicator at the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute in the Rossby Centre, Sweden. She is there to communicate and disseminate project results, as well as to provide project management and coordination support. She has 15 years of experience working in national and international research projects. Helena has a doctorate in Sciences Applied to the Environment from the University of Aveiro in Portugal. 

  • Sebastien Denvil
    WP14 leader
    Institut Pierre-Simon Laplace (IPSL) – CNRS, France
    Sebastien Denvil
    WP14 leader

    Sebastien’s expertise covers: large scale climate cimulations (climate models use quantitative methods to simulate the interactions of the atmosphere, oceans, land surface, and ice), scientific workflow and analysis (those large scale climate model needs parallel computing architecture together with HPC and Big Data infrastructure to provide high-end numerical simulations), and complex and voluminous data and metadata management and analysis (international collaborations are needed to create open-source software and infrastructure that powers the study of climate science.