Knowledge transfer of climate-ecosystem-interactions between science and society - Introducing the Climate Whirl concept

Eija Juurola*, Janne F. J. Korhonen, Liisa Kulmala, Pasi Kolari, Ulla Taipale, Jussi Rasinmaki, Taina Ruuskanen, Terike Haapoja, Jaana Bäck, Janne Levula, Laura Riuttanen, Ella-Maria Kyrö, Ivaylo Dzhedzhev, Eero Nikinmaa, Timo Vesala, Markku Kulmala

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Making scientific principles behind the forest atmosphere interactions more understandable for the general public would help them to follow and evaluate the political or personal decisions related to climate and climate change. Climate Whirl is a concept developed by a trans-disciplinary group of researchers in the area of science, art, education and software design. It aims at introducing a holistic view on climate and ecosystem research, using not only the traditional scientific communication channels, but also artistic manifestations in the form of workshops, exhibitions, seminars and interactive websites. Our aim is to increase public awareness of the interactions between climate and forests, as well as of the role of boreal forests in climate change. An already existing website Carbon Tree is a starting point that provides tools utilised in the further development of the concept. We present the first activities of the concept: Carbon Tree website, Interactive Carbon Tree installation, Hyytiala Art Residency and interdisciplinary workshops.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)406-411
Number of pages6
JournalBoreal Environment Research
Issue numberSuppl. B
Publication statusPublished - 30 Sep 2014
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed



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