29-30 May 2017
European Southern Observatory
Europe/Berlin timezone

Getting organised for communicating about research infrastructure

30 May 2017, 16:20
Fornax (European Southern Observatory)


European Southern Observatory

85748 Garching Germany
Interactive format Interactive parallel session 9


Mr Dan Hilllier (Science and Technology Facilities Council)Mr Lars Lindberg Christensen (ESO)Mr Terence O'CONNOR (Science and Technology Facilities Council)


The diverse range of large research infrastructures share some features that make our communications and engagement distinctively challenging. Projects are multi-institutional, multi-national and increasingly multi-disciplinary in scope. So project communications must be meshed with corporate communications; long-term strategies are needed for long-term projects, that often spend years under development before they go live; meanwhile core or host organisations must interact with organisations in many other countries. This session is a panel discussion in which 3-4 speakers will talk briefly to describe what they see as a critical challenge in how we set up our communications work - and offer a solution to it. This will include feedback from a workshop at Caltech in April which will be discussing similar issues. There will then be a Q&A with delegates. The speakers will be drawn from the conference delegates, once the list of delegates is known. A fuller report from the Caltech workshop in April might make this proposal suitable as a 45min plenary session.

Primary author

Mr Dan Hilllier (Science and Technology Facilities Council)


Mr Lars Lindberg Christensen (ESO) Mr Terence O'CONNOR (Science and Technology Facilities Council)

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