Promoting science: let´s be innovative! by Diego Fdez-Sevilla PhD
In 2011 I participated in a Researchers Symposium titled “Science – passion, mission, responsibilities”. (organised by the European Commission and the Marie Curie Program)
I have talked about this symposium in a different publication in 2013 where I discuss the perception of science and scientists and their role in our societies.
|Science, scientists, researchers, policy-makers, and the rest of society. (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla)||November 28, 2013|
This subject has been the focus point of more publications as part of the framework in the line of research presented in this blog. So I will not over state my arguments in this topic at the present publication. You can always visit the timeline page and look at those if you feel like it.
The reason for this publication comes from my enjoyment of photography.
As part of the activities organised in this symposium there was a photography contest titled: “Promoting science: let’s be innovative”.
This contest had a single guideline: to present – in an attractive and innovative way – scientific phenomena, discoveries, applications or ways of thinking encouraging young talent to pursue scientific careers.
I participated in the conferences with an abstract about a project (Aerotop) and a photography in the contest.
Since the date of the symposium in 2011 until today 2017, many things have changed. Well, not so many. We keep addressing the difficulties of implementing the “scientific thought” as an attitude which should connect science with the rest of the world by acknowledging the “researcher” that all of us have inside, with and without academic pedigree, inside and outside academia.
I started to get involved in discussions at digital platforms like LinkedIn and blog’s published through the internet since 2009. But until 2013 I just got involved as a third party discussing the work published by others. Such experience gives you a sense about the challenges of trying to make a point across in an space crowded with voices.
In 2013 I started to be involved in Social Media and Scientific Communication from the perspective of being the one sharing my thoughts and assessments to the public as pieces of writing. Similarly as a singer shares a song or an actor shares a film with its performance, I feel that I share a product to be valued by my capacity to engage with an audience through my arguments and the format that I use to showcase my assessments.
We all are researchers in a way since we all make our research trying to find ways to improve ourselves. But we all are also performers trying to build bridges around us, to connect with the world surrounding us.
Science and scientists are like artists using knowledge to paint a canvas.
For More related posts in this topic see timeline page to consult the index with all previous assessments published by Diego Fdez-Sevilla PhD. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
After finishing my Masters in Biology Environmental Science in 2001, I have performed research at PhD level and worked inside and outside academia at institutions linked with environmental research and management. In 2013 I found myself in a period of transition searching for a new job’s position.
In such competitive scenario, instead of just moving my cv between desks waiting for my next opportunity to arrive, I used it as an advantageous standing point to start and develop independent research in a blog in which I could open my own line of research completely free of external pressures or interferences.
Through the whole project I have increasingly being focused on publishing pieces of original research applying my own perspective aiming to address relevant environmental questions.
The level of uncertainty which I have accomplished in my assessments has reached enough accuracy to replicate real time developments to the point of compete with models sustained by corporate and administrative budgets.
At this point Feb 2017, it has reached an stage in which its framework has been defined and it has been applied in follow-ups (in the timeline section at the bottom use ctrl+F: “follow-up”) delivering the subsequent conclusions. Therefore, the work which I present in my blog has become a chapter in my career, and I should focus now my attention on my new steps towards professional and personal growth.
The economic support sustaining the three years of research presented in this blog has been private based on my own capacity to generate it. Once the main conclusions of the project have demonstrated their value, it is time for my career to find new ways of growth and/or external sources of financial support.
Therefore, at this time Feb 2017, the generation of assessments over present developments discontinues its weekly bases in the absence of external financial support.
Diego Fdez-Sevilla PhD In transition
I am looking for new opportunities and new challenges, to join a team. At the same time that I look for job openings to incorporate my resume, I would encourage any one finding interesting any of the skills which I apply throughout my research, as well as communicator, to evaluate my profile as a candidate for your projects. email d.fdezsevilla(at)gmail.com
You can look at the whole project (more than 190 posts between Oct 2013 to Feb 2017) published at https://diegofdezsevilla.wordpress.com and also you will find some of those publications in my profile at ResearchGate and at the Citations page.
I am living in Spain free to relocate geographically worldwide.
About this Project:
My definition of Climate Drift is: the deviation from equilibrium of the conditions allowing the perpetuity of an established symbiotic relationship between biotic and none biotic components in a micro and macro ecosystem. This situation can be due to changes in any component of the ecosystem playing a synergistic effect over the rest. And the causes can be either a change in the magnitude of the already implemented forces in place, changes in the directionality or rates in the flows of energy pre-established OR/AND the impact suffered by the incorporation of new components/forces and energy sinks or sources in any part of the system interfering with the previously established order and balance.
This project published in a blog format, offers pieces of original research in environmental science, and a space for discussion, based on considering as a major factor limiting our understandings the lack of attention given to the gaps of knowledge existent. The concepts, measurements and parameters applied to address environmental synergistic interactions are too narrow and isolated from each other to understand their full meaning. Such circumstance induce to reach dogmatic patterns of thought to make the quickest conclusions in the absence of a better and clear idea describing what is happening.
In this Project I aim to address those limitations using observational analyses offering assessments over real time events considering those as proxies of significant value to make interpretations over global synergistic relationships.
Feedback is always welcome here and at my email d.fdezsevilla(at)gmail.com
Since 2002 I have performed research over the Atmospheric Dynamics interacting with the biota in the field of Aerobiology. In Oct 2013 I focused my attention over climatic dynamics and in Oct 2014 I published what I believe to be a valid theory explaining current developments in atmospheric dynamics. I shared my thoughts at my blog and several groups in LinkedIn (like the AGU, NASA and NOA groups) where the immense response offered has been silence.
In Feb 2015 I published a revision and since then a constant follow-up throughout more than 200 assessments. Still today, April 2017, the majority of the response is silence despite the amount of visits identified by all the SEO tools and the interactions and shares accounted. See the related stats at the Timeline page.
So I thank your open feedback and share.
Nowadays, there are many divisions between disciplines due to the isolated nature of their specific language and methodologies. I might not use the right vocabulary for all the fields which I discuss, or the right data or the right reasoning. But when nobody is able to offer a consensus over what it is going on, I wonder, what is right this days?.