Erasmus Mundus - Science Communication Class

Erasmus Mundus studentsErasmus Mundus Joint Master in Water and Coastal Management is an innovative program that integrates river-basin and coastal management, funded by the European Union. IAN staff Tim Carruthers and Jane Hawkey taught a one week unit on science communication and integrated ecosystem assessment in Faro, Portugal from May 8-12. The class consisted of 26 students from 18 countries with varied backgrounds including statistics, chemistry, and GIS, as well as biology. The diversity of experiences and backgrounds provided for rich discussions and diverse syntheses as well as an effective way to broadly disseminate tools for, and approaches to, science communication.