WHY DO YOU HIDE YOUR TREASURES ?. Dr Olivier RETOUT Head of International Relations. International Biodiversity Year. A first big opportunity to launch a consistent programme of Public Awareness for EDIT EDIT consortium of NHM-BG have experience and means for PA
YOUR TREASURES ?
Dr Olivier RETOUT
Head of International Relations
A first big opportunity to launch a consistent programme of Public Awareness for EDIT
EDIT consortium of NHM-BG have experience and means for PA
EDIT consortium of NHM & BG have millions of visitors yearly.
NHM-BG collections of natural specimens represent a competitive advantage...
3) design new collaborative project for 2010.
4) pave the way for a structured cooperation between NHM-BG to improve PA activities.
2008 : Compilation of data and editing of the BYSE catalog; Conception of a concerted 2010 communication strategy.
2009 : Design of collaborative projects and funds raising; Gathering of taxonomic success-stories; Production of communication tools.
2010 : Advertising of BYSE and diffusion of succes-stories; Launch of new project; EDIT final conference at Brussels.
Loan and renting to science centers, aquarium, zoos, sites, cultural centres, etc..
Coproduction of a touring exhibition gathering pieces never assembled;
Coproduction of an artistic show built on collections;
Travelling of rare pieces and conferences..
Open the doors of laboratories and repositories;
Field trip with scientists for schools, media...
Conference and debate, in-house and in other spaces dealing with science in society....
EC is supporting programmes implementing direct dialogueof citizens and scientists.
Films and pictures showing the taxonomists at work and the beauty of living organisms
Interactive exhibits dedicated to basic knowledge of taxonomy to be shared with science centres and schools;
Gathering of scientific information and new images to built a set of illustrated success-stories (someone doing something) suitable for any public.
Interview and TV report, press releases and conference focused on new species, new inventories, new expeditions.
Only NHM-BG scientific institutions can present a special collection, mixing several taxons, showing the global value of All species and demonstrating that modern taxonomy is needed to preserve the biodiversity.
EXTRA database :
Content providers are NHM, Aquarium,Zoo.
Provide an easy acces to a huge digital content related to aquatic realm (ocean and terrestrial) thanks to semantic search;
Can valorize your products (films, video, photography) and provide an easy access to your reliable scientific knowledge (for schools, media, etc.)
Science in Society workprogramme 2008
(FP7, DG Research, EC)
Protection and management of the biodiversity of continental waters
...significant effort will be developped to outreach and awareness-raising of issues and results among scientists, policy makers and the public...
=> PR & PA are linked