At the International Glaciological Society Symposium on ‘Polar Ice, Polar Climate, and Polar Change’ in Boulder, CO, USA, a panel discussion on science communication added to the scientific program. Immediately prior to the Symposium, 32 polar scientists participated in a workshop on ‘Communicating Science for Polar Researchers’ located at the National Snow and Ice Data Center; IASC helped support international participation in this workshop. On this panel, two recent, early career trainees from the workshop (Michaela King, Christian Wild) were paired with two experienced science communication experts (Waleed Abdalati, Twila Moon) to share their expertise with the audience. After brief introductions, the panel answered questions in a conversation with the audience. Rather than a full transcript, some highlights from the event shared the panel’s insights with a wider audience in the more recent edition of the IGS's newsletter (see page 25).
Polar Science Communication: Answers from the Experts