CLIMLIFE meeting with its Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC)
On Friday, 22nd January, the interdisciplinary research group LINGCLIM had a digital meeting with its Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) in order to get technical and strategic advice for the CLIMLIFE research project.
On Friday, 22nd January, the interdisciplinary research group LINGCLIM had a digital meeting with its Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) in order to get technical and strategic advice for the ongoing research project CLIMLIFE. The committee consists of five internationally renowned researchers:
- Dr. Dimitrinka Atanasova, lecturer in linguistics and English language at the University of Lancaster. She researches health(care) and science communication (particularly around climate change and sustainability) and news journalism.
- Prof. Dr. Michael Brüggemann, Professor of journalism and communication research at the University of Hamburg. In his research, he has a special focus on climate and science ommunication.
- Dr. Nelya Koteyko, reader in Applied Linguistics at Queen Mary University of London. Her research interests cover online health-related communication and interaction, digital identity, illness narratives, media representations of science and medicine
- Prof. Dr. Mike S. Schäfer, Professor of science communication at the University of Zurich. His research interests cover science and environment communication, climate communication, public perceiptions of research and technology, and online communication.
- Prof. Dr. Elodie Vargas, Professor of German linguistics at Grenoble Alpes University. In her research, she has a special focus on discourse analysis, especially in the context of "Greenwashing" strategies.
The meeting took off with a welcome by CLIMLIFE project leader Prof. Kjersti Fløttum, who also gave a summary of the project's activities in autumn 2020 and its current status. Thereafter, Prof. Helge Drange from the Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research in Bergen held a presentation on "(Some) Climate awareness, concerns, actions, events between 2013 and 2021 (personal observations from a climate scientist)". Moreover, postdoctor Ida Andersen presented her research project "Identity, community and political engagement: Young adults' rhetoric in the climate issue", and research assistant Jana Paulina Scheurer gave insights into an ongoing school survey on climate and lifestyle. The committee provided helpful feedback, which will support the projects further development. The next meeting between the LINGCLIM research group and its SAC is scheduled for 2022.