Articles | Volume 6, issue 4
Review article
 | Highlight paper
02 Nov 2023
Review article | Highlight paper |  | 02 Nov 2023

A spectrum of geoscience communication: from dissemination to participation

Sam Illingworth

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Executive editor
This is an invited review article to accompany the EGU's Katia and Maurice Kraft Award 2023, an EGU medal to highlight Dr Illingsworth's work. The article offers practical recommendations for successful geoscience communication and delivers valuable insights for researchers, educators, communicators, and policymakers interested in engaging with diverse audiences.
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In this article, I explore the various ways the geosciences can be communicated to a wider audience. I focus on creative methods that range from sharing information to involving the public in the research process. By using examples from my own work and the wider literature, I demonstrate how these approaches can engage diverse communities and promote greater recognition for geoscience communication.
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