You are here: Home > About our section >

About our section

The 21st century faces unprecedented challenges in the environment and science fields. The Science and Environment Communication section therefore seeks to foster a strong and dynamic research network in the wide area of science and environment communication. We welcome work that crosses a range of disciplinary and methodological boundaries. Examples of topic areas include — but are far from restricted to : media representations of science and the environment ; political and commercial discourse on the environment ; communication and scientific governance, democracy and citizenship ; public engagement with science and the environment ; the dialogic, interactive communication of research-based knowledge.

Section’s mailing list in Google Groups

This group’s purpose is to disseminate information, share ideas and discuss issues of common concern related to science and environment communication. You can join the group at
Find out more

Section publications

You’ll find here the documents published by our section : annual report, leaflets...
Find out more

Management Team

The Section’s Management Team consists of one Chair and two Vice-Chairs who are responsible for the day-to-day running of the section. The Management Team is accountable for its decisions to the Section’s members that attend the biennial Business Meeting and to the ECREA Board. Chair : Annika Egan SJÖLANDER (Umeå, Sweden) Vice-chair : Pieter MAESEELE (Antwerp, Belgium) (...)
Find out more

Section Objectives

The 21st century faces unprecedented challenges in the environment and science fields. The meanings of issues such as climate change and biotechnology, and the decisions taken in relation to them, are associated with a variety of communication practices. Research on communication can therefore provide a central contribution to current debates about scientific and environmental problems and (...)
Find out more

Modus Operandi

Status The Science and Environment Communication Section is an integral part of ECREA and exists under its authority. The Section is independent in its decisions and in its strategic direction, except insofar as it must comply with ECREA Statutes and the policies and decisions of the Executive Board. Membership The Section is constituted by all ECREA members who express interest in joining (...)
Find out more


ECREA is an international non-profit association with the following aims : To provide a forum where researchers and others involved in communication and information research can meet and exchange information and documentation about their work. Its disciplinary focus will include media, (tele)communications and informatics research, including relevant approaches of human and social sciences ; (...)
Find out more