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Europe’s ecosystem research network

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Communication

ALTER-Net's communication and knowledge transfer activities are aimed at a range of audiences including network partners, the academic research community, policymakers and other decision-makers and the wider public.

 

Andrew Sier

Contacts for further information:

Andrew Sier, CEH
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Ben Delbaere

Ben Delbaere, ECNC
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For ALTER-Net to be effective it's important that we communicate well, both between members and with others outside of ALTER-Net. Our communication and outreach activities are guided by a communication strategy. Up to now we have had six main objectives:

  1. To raise awareness of ALTER-Net, so that people can understand and value the network and its outputs
  2. To inform about biodiversity research, particularly that undertaken by ALTER-Net’s partners and associates
  3. To translate ALTER-Net’s findings into policy and societal contexts
  4. To provide the means for dialogue between ALTER-Net and stakeholder groups
  5. To listen to the views and requests of stakeholder groups and to respond appropriately
  6. To aid effective teamwork and partnership building amongst ALTER-Net members.

 

ALTER-Net is a 'knowledge hub' in the developing Network of Knowledge (see www.biodiversityknowledge.eu).

    Learning about biodiversity in SlovakiaWho we communicate with

    Our target audiences are: the biodiversity and ecosystem research community; European policymakers; reserve managers and conservationists; relevant NGOs and the wider public.

    Communication and outreach activities

    There are many ways to stay in touch with ALTER-Net, and you can follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, via RSS and on Facebook.

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    Our current communication and outreach activities also include:

    • This ALTER-Net website
    • Flyers & posters
    • Policy briefs
    • Liaising with policymakers (see Policy interface)
    • Events: ALTER-Net organises events. Staff of ALTER-Net member insitutes also attend many scientific conferences and meetings (we try to indicate events where ALTER-Net is involved on our Events listing)