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Research article
02 Mar 2023
Research article |  | 02 Mar 2023

Geoscientists' views about science communication: predicting willingness to communicate geoscience

Joana Rodrigues, Cecília Castro, Elsa Costa e Silva, and Diamantino Insua Pereira

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Subject: Geoscience engagement | Keyword: The role of scientists
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We analysed geoscientists' representations and attitudes to science communication. To understand which obstacles and factors can have an impact on predicting public engagement, we conducted a survey of Portuguese geoscientists. We concluded that what matters are factors like the area of expertise, personal experience, institutional attitude, lack of financial support and personal satisfaction. These should be the main factors to consider when designing policies to promote public engagement.
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