The Evolving Face of Research Communication: Case of Deccma


Communication of research outputs is no longer limited to publication of journal papers. With our changing times and demands, the modes of communication are also changing. Besides scoring high on the impact factors in the academic world, research communication now also aims to score big in terms of impact in the non-academic world. Informal outputs such as blogs, animations, videos, and so on are also encouraged by funders to be produced from a research project for optimisation of outreach. While these forms are evolving, it is worthwhile considering how research teams can be enabled to produce such outputs for effective "Research into Use". When research is put to use through effective communication of research, we can prepare ourselves for 'Fearful Futures' riddled with issues of climate change, resource scarcity and need for sustainability. Based on empirical evidence from 'Deltas, vulnerability & Climate Change: Migration & Adaptation (DECCMA)' project, this paper shall examine the benefits of such evolution of research communication and the ways in which the team has worked to produce informal outputs.

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Sumana Banerjee, Jadavpur University, India

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Conference: MediAsia2018
Stream: Mass Communication

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