Tagged: Science Media Centre

Becoming a SAVVY Scientist - Molecular Matters

Michael Edmonds Oct 30, 2012

For the past two days I have been attending New Zealand’s first Science Media SAVVY workshop. Developed by the Science Media Centre with contributions by Michael Brown, a media skills trainer with Skillset and Dr Mark Quigley, who also contributed to the funding of the workshop using part of his Prime Minister’s Science Media Communication Prize.* It was … Read More

Help at hand for scientists to get media SAVVY! - Infectious Thoughts

Siouxsie Wiles Sep 07, 2012

It was great to see the announcement last week of the Science Media SAVVY initiative by the Science Media Centre, the Royal Society of New Zealand and the Australian Science Media Centre. Science Media SAVVY is a two day training session and skills workshop which aims to bridge the media and research cultures, and provide scientists with the … Read More

Episode 33: Sweet and sour - The Sciblogs Podcast

Peter Griffin Jun 22, 2012

A bumper edition this week of the Sciblogs podcast owing to the huge amount of interesting science news around the traps. The last electric sports car? I kick off with my Science Media Centre colleagues John Kerr and Dacia Herbulock analysing what’s come out of the Rio20+ summit in Brazil – what have the world’s nation’s agreed … Read More

Another Antarctic ice shelf at risk of melt - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker Jun 03, 2012

In the last episode of the Climate Show Gareth drew attention (at 13:40)  to two recent papers suggesting that the Weddell Sea area of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet may be more vulnerable to warming than previously realised. One paper, published in Nature Geoscience, recorded that radar mapping has uncovered a deep sub-glacial basin close [...] … Read More

TOSP Episode 25: March 19th 2012 - The Sciblogs Podcast

Aimee Whitcroft Mar 20, 2012

This is a very special, and slightly sad, edition of TOSP. In this episode, Elf and aimee bid farewell as hosts of TOSP. However, do not fear!  We’re passing it into the capable hands of Sciblogs Editor Peter Griffin, who will take it forward proudly from here. We wanted to … Read More

TOSP Episode 10: November 14th 2011 - The Sciblogs Podcast

Aimee Whitcroft Nov 14, 2011

We’re trying something new! Elf’s back safe and sound (yay!), and we decided after a strategy confab to try out something a bit new with the podcast.  If you’re curious about what we changed, we explain the why and how in the first few minutes 🙂 To paraphrase, though – we’ll be discussing fewer items at … Read More

We can’t rule out catastrophic climate change - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Oct 28, 2011

A couple of weeks ago I plugged an upcoming talk by Pieter Tans of NOAA’s Earth Systems Research Lab in Boulder — a carbon cycle specialist and winner of the Roger Revelle Medal. The talk has now been and gone (on Wednesday in Wellington), and the Science Media Centre has made an audio recording available. [...] … Read More

Describing your research – soundbites from Auckland part 2 - Griffin's Gadgets

Peter Griffin Jul 08, 2010

More researchers from the workshops at the University of Auckland describing their research in one to two sentences. These were the largest workshops yet so I came away with a huge number of slips of paper – not all of them are listed as a result, but this should give you a flavour of the inventiveness of the Aucklanders! … Read More

Describing your research – soundbites from Auckland part 1 - Griffin's Gadgets

Peter Griffin Jul 06, 2010

The Emerging Researchers roadshow trucks on and more researchers who participated in my Communicating your Research workshop have come up with succinct ways of describing their science or research. Apologies to those in Palmerston North, I left your workshop exercises in Wellington while I was home briefly so will post them on my return. See below for the presentation slides … Read More

Is New Zealand prepared for a major oil spill? - Griffin's Gadgets

Peter Griffin May 04, 2010

UPDATE: New Zealand is facing its own potential environmental crisis as a stricken container ship remains grounded on a reef near Tauranga Harbour, with 1700 tons of heavy fuel oil onboard… From last year… The ecological disaster unfolding in the Gulf of Mexico has reminded us of how fragile our natural environment is and the repercussions we face … Read More