AUSTRALIA’S COVID-19 COVID CONTROL CAMPAIGN has seen a major shift in how science is viewed and treated within the scientific community.
In a shift that will impact on the way we research and live in Australia, there has been a shift in what scientists are perceived to be doing.
Science has always been seen as a tool for human progress and advancement, and in the past decade or so, we’ve seen a shift to view it as an obstacle, not a resource.
This shift has been particularly pronounced for science and science policy, which has been increasingly influenced by the power of science and its impact on our lives.
We’ve seen the rise of the so-called ‘public science’ movement, and the idea that science should be open to the public and free of vested interests.
In fact, the idea of public science has gained ground, with the Australian National University (ANU) being the latest to launch a ‘public-private partnership’ for research in the area of climate change, a new initiative which aims to give scientists the freedom to be open and transparent.
The project, which is the first of its kind in the world, will be run by ANU’s Centre for Global Change Studies (CGCS) in partnership with the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO), with the aim of providing access to research and information to all Australians, as well as those who live outside of Australia.
The Australian Government has also taken the lead in the public engagement of this project.
The National Science Media Advisory Council (NSMAC), a non-partisan body within the Australian Government, has been charged with advising the Minister on the development of public outreach and communications policies for the science and scientific community, and has also provided guidance on how to engage with the media.CGCSA will be responsible for overseeing the public education campaign, including the media campaign, the Australian Science Media Awards (ASMA) awards, the science media awards and the public awareness campaign, and is expected to spend up to $1 million on the campaign.
We’re going to give you all the information, you will be able to decide whether you want to watch it or not, the information that you need to know, and we are going to provide you with a really good set of resources, like videos and slides, so you can really engage with what we’re doing.
This campaign will also include information and resources on how you can become a scientist and research scientist, how to participate in the research community and get involved in the science community.
It’s about getting the information out there and giving people a good idea of what to expect.
There are two main things that will be offered, both for science researchers and the general public.
The first is the opportunity to register with CGCSA and have your scientific data released online, so that you can share it with the wider scientific community and also with people in the broader scientific community who are interested in this subject.
Secondly, there will be a special scientific writing competition, which will be open for a year and will involve a series of six letters.
These will be submitted by people from the Australian public to the science writing community, which then will select one person from each of the letters to be the winner.
This will be an opportunity for all the community to participate.
It will be based around science, but it’s also a chance for the general community to interact with scientists, and there are some really compelling people in this group that could make a difference.
We are very much committed to the mission of CGCS, and have been working with them for a number of years.
We believe that they are an outstanding organisation and that they have a wonderful team, but we’re also going to be providing a lot of support to them, both in terms of our budget and in terms as to the organisation itself.
There is a lot that goes into the creation of the project, and it will be something that’s going to have to be done on an ongoing basis, so we are committed to doing that.
We want to give people the information they need to be able understand and to participate, so this is going to involve a lot more resources than we’re used to, but the aim is to give the public the best science possible, and I think that’s exactly what this campaign is about.
We have also put together a series that will include videos and slide shows, so people can watch the content and then we’ll also be providing them with links to other scientific information and information on how we can engage with science and the scientific media.
What are you doing to support the science?CGCSCS is funded by the Australian Federal Government through the Science and Technology Fund.
The Centre for Climate Change Science and Engineering at ANU is supported by the ANU Foundation.CGI is supported through the ANUS-CSIRO Research Centre for Research in Science and the Technology.