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Accompanying ESKP Projects—Development of a Process Assessment Strategy Within ESKP@AWI

  • Gesche Krause
  • Maximilian Felix Schupp
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Part of the SpringerBriefs in Earth System Sciences book series (BRIEFSEARTHSYST)

Abstract

Simply put, science is the pursuit of knowledge about ourselves and the world around us. This pursuit of knowledge and the application of knowledge shapes the way we view the world. However, the uses of science and technology are not shaped by science and scientists alone. They depend on an interplay of cultural, social, economic and political factors. We therefore need to advance our understanding of how such knowledge transfer processes work, and our understanding of the possible impacts of knowledge transfer activities on science and society.

Notes

Acknowledgements

We gratefully acknowledge the openness and courage of our fellow researchers that were willing to embark on untested knowledge transfer waters and their wonderful support in the entire evaluation and reflection process!

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Earth System Knowledge Platform (ESKP), Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine ScienceBremerhavenGermany

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