Effective risk communication is essential to the well-being of any organization and those people who depend on it. Ineffective communication can cost lives, money, and reputations. SETAC Europe’s Strategic Goal 1C aims to support science-based risk communication (as opposed to emotion based on sensation based communication), to avoid confusion between hazard and risk, and to avoid speculation not supported by data, not only in scientific publications, but also in the media and on social media. Therefore, the Science Based Risk Communication Award has been established to support this key Strategic Goal and reward achievement in this important area.
- Candidates must be SETAC Europe member (Europe, Russia and Middle East) with an active membership.
- Self-nominations and nominations submitted in support of candidates are welcome.
The candidate will submit a three minute film showing them communicating science based risk, or a recording taken during a talk such as, a conference talk, lecture, outreach activity etc. Please submit a video using one of the following formats .avi, .mov, .mp4 oder .flv.
The films will be presented at the annual meeting in a special session and the audience and the meeting attendees and panel will evaluate and vote on it.
All applicants or the nominators will be informed about the outcome at the annual meeting or closely after. The creator of the ‘best’ film will be invited to undertake an invited talk at the following years annual meeting. The award will also cover one annual meeting registration to facilitate attendance at the annual meeting to receive their award, 1000€ contribution towards travel costs and an invitation to the Presidents Reception.
For further information contact Rebecca Bundschuh