Science Communication in a Crisis

Thursday, February 01, 2024 at 1:00pm to 3:30pm

Building 54, 823
21 AMES ST, Cambridge, MA 02139

This workshop will be offered at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (January 30, 2024) and at MIT on (February 1, 2024).

The twenty-first century has seen an increase in extreme weather events, large-scale environmental disasters, and global health pandemics. Although science has enormous value to decision-makers during such crises, the disconnect between scientists and those who respond to and are affected by such events is enormous.


In this workshop, we will identify the principal challenges that scientists face when communicating with different stakeholder groups, offer advice on how to navigate the maze of competing interests, and deliver actionable science when the clock is ticking.


The lead instructor will be Chris Reddy, Senior Scientist at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and faculty member of the MIT/WHOI Joint Program in Oceanography, and recent author of “Science Communication in a Crisis: An Insider’s Guide”.


Email Chris Reddy ( to Register.


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