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Seminar ‘Selling Planet Earth: Communicating Geoscience for Society’

Dear all,

the ITC Centre for Disaster Resilience has the pleasure to host the seminar ‘Selling Planet Earth: Communicating Geoscience for Society’ by Professor Iain Stewart.

When: Next Friday the 11th of March at 3.30 pm CET

Where: the seminar will be held in a hybrid format, those who can attend in person can join us at ITC Auditorium, those attending online a link will be available on the CDR events webpage closer to the date.

Iain Stewart is the El Hassan bin Talal Research Chair in Sustainability at the Royal Scientific Society (Amman, Jordan), co-Director of the Centre for Climate Change & Sustainability at Ashoka University (India), and Professor of Geoscience Communication at the University of Plymouth. The founding director of the University of Plymouth’s ‘Sustainable Earth Institute’, Iain’s long-standing research interests are in natural hazards, sustainable geoscience, and earth science communication.

His geo-communication work has built on a 15 year partnership with BBC television presenting geoscience programmes (notably ‘Earth: The Power of the Planet’, ‘Earth: The Climate Wars’, ‘How Earth Made Us’, ‘How To Grow A Planet’, ‘The Rise of the Continents’ and ‘Planet Oil) and recently was academic advisor on Sir David Attenborough’s acclaimed BBCseries ‘Severn Worlds, One Planet’.

Awarded an MBE for his services to geography and geology education, he is President of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society, and was Communications Lead and Evidence Chair for the Scottish Government’s Climate Citizen’s Assembly. A global champion of Earth science, Iain leads the UNESCO International Geoscience Programme project 685 on Geology and Sustainable Development and holds a UNESCO Chair in Geoscience and Society.

After the seminar some refreshments will be offered in the annex to the Auditorium for the ones who want to continue the discussion in a more informal settings.

We are looking forward to see you next week