Articles | Volume 2, issue 2
Geosci. Commun., 2, 173–186, 2019
Geosci. Commun., 2, 173–186, 2019

Research article 26 Nov 2019

Research article | 26 Nov 2019

Interdisciplinary pressure cooker: environmental risk communication skills for the next generation

Lydia Cumiskey et al.

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Subject: Geoscience education | Keyword: Risk communication
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This paper presents a unique capacity-building event (the pressure cooker) which identified lessons for both organisers and participants about interdisciplinary working in geohazard risk communication. The paper highlights the importance of testing different approaches to build capacity across different disciplines for complex challenges, like risk communication. Examples are provided about the impact the event had on participants, organisers and supporters in both the short and long term.
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