Science Communication

From Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP)

The mission of the Science Communication (scicomm) cluster will be to help improve the understanding of science overall, as well as Earth science and data science in particular, both within and outside of ESIP. We bring together people from various disciplines to improve science communication by providing a forum for discussion and developing resources to better train scientists in the art of science communication. Specific goals and objectives will evolve with the interests and strengths of active cluster members.

Our current goals are:

  • To improve communication between Earth science domains by disambiguation of problematic or confusing terms;
  • To provide resources for ESIP participants who wish to improve their communication of science; and
  • To communicate outward ESIP's purpose and efforts, and enable ESIP partners to do the same.


  • Workshop at ESIP Summer 2017 Meeting: Be heard and be interesting: Communicating your science to policy makers. Pre-registration required!
  • Geoscience Jargon Edit-a-thon at ESIP Summer 2017
  • Monthly meeting set: 2nd Wednesday, 4PM ET, 3PM CT, 2PM MT, 1PM PT



  • Monthly meeting 2nd Wednesday of the month Ongoing Notes Slack
  • Sessions/events at ESIP Summer 2017
    • Tue., 7/25, 9:30-11:00am: Practical Exploration of Strategies for Improving Science Communication Info
    • Tue., 7/25, 2:00-5:30pm: Be interesting and be heard: Communicating your science to policy makers (Workshop) Info Registration
    • Thur., 7/27, all day: Come tell us your ESIP Story! Thursday, all day Info
    • Fri., 7/28, 11:30am -1:00pm: Geoscience Jargon Wiki Edit-a-thon Info

Get Involved

  • Email List: esip-scicomm
  • Next meeting: Wednesday, July 12, 2017, 4PM ET, 3PM CT, 2PM MT, 1PM PT

To join the meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone, click:

You can also dial in using your phone.

United States: +1 (872) 240-3412

Access Code: 795-274-421

  • Contact Chair:
    • Denise Hills dhills (at) gsa (dot) state (dot) al (dot) us