Communication and Knowledge Transfer
The communication activities within the research programmes contribute to the overall objective of the programmes. This takes place by spreading knowledge about climate change in relation to the research themes and hotspots; the transfer of scientific knowledge to social target groups and the transfer of practical knowledge. The objectives of the communication from both programmes are:
- Promote that parties with a role in the research themes and hotspots are well informed about scientific results of climate change research and are aware of their role in limiting and coping with climate change
- Promote that scientists in the climate domain are well informed about the policy on spatial planning and spatial development in the practice
- Inform the general public about climate change so that a more societal vision on climate-related policies strengthen education in the field of emerging climate, adaptation and spatial planning
- Strengthen education in the field of climate, adaptation and spatial planning
- Improve dialogue processes
The Knowledge for Climate research programme develops and applies new knowledge on climate change adaptation. The programme is demand-driven so that the knowledge developed can be applied immediately. Focusing on the demand alone is not sufficient for knowledge to be applied. The process of matching demand with the results of the research requires special attention. The programme intends to distribute and apply research results not just in the hotspots, but also for other users and in other areas as well.
The Knowledge transfer aims at effective transfer and sharing of knowledge on climate change adaptation between knowledge suppliers and (potential) knowledge users. To achieve this goal, the Knowledge transfer has two main tasks:
- Knowledge dissemination: actively disseminate knowledge through brochures, workshops, courses and master classes, conferences, newsletters, exhibitions, websites, social media
- Knowledge impact: actively promote putting developed knowledge to use in everyday practice
Climate changes Spatial Planning
In order to make the Netherlands climate proof researchers within the Climate changes Spatial Planning programme investigated how climate change is affecting the Netherlands, which measures can we take to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and how can we adapt to the inevitable effects of climate change. Good communication on the results of the research programme to the users is an integral part of every project.