Demonstrating the value of online engagement to climate researchers

I coordinated social media activities for the biggest climate science meeting in 2015 – Our Common Future Under Climate Change.

This involved managing the conference Twitter handle, generating content for the conference blog and training and coordinating a team of delegates to live report from the conference.

Our achievements far exceeded the conference organisers’ expectations:

    • Published 97 blogs by conference delegates, some of which led to direct press coverage of their science.
    • 400,000 hits on the conference website –
    • Grew conference twitter feed by 2,000 followers in the space of 4 months
    • 1 tweet every 6 seconds during the conference, with #CFCC15 tweets were delivered to 22 million accounts
    • 500 slides and posters loaded to SlideShare receiving 36,000 views.

One conference delegate remarked: “You have raised the profile and demonstrated the value of online engagement to the climate research community, which will mean that more researchers will use it themselves for their own science communication for the benefit of science in society.”