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Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
doi:10.5194/nhess-2015-305
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19 Jan 2016
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This discussion paper has been under review for the journal Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences (NHESS). A final paper in NHESS is not foreseen.
SUstaiNability: a science communication website on environmental research
T. Gravina, M. Muselli, R. Ligrone, and F.A. Rutigliano Environmental Biological and Pharmaceutical Sciences and Technologies Department, Second University of Naples (Italy)
Abstract. Social networks allow anyone to publish information; such a boundless possibility is useful for participatory journalism, but is highly prone to create/diffuse mistakes and misunderstandings in scientific issues. In 2013 we created a website (http://www.sunability.unina2.it) containing research products from Second University of Naples (Italy), and shared them on Facebook and Twitter to analyze the effectiveness of these platforms in science divulgation. The study suggests that (i) regular updating of websites enhances users' interest; (ii) Campania citizen are more interested in pollution than natural hazards. Our results strongly point to the need for direct involvement of researchers in web-mediated scientific dissemination.

Citation: Gravina, T., Muselli, M., Ligrone, R., and Rutigliano, F. A.: SUstaiNability: a science communication website on environmental research, Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci. Discuss., doi:10.5194/nhess-2015-305, 2016.
T. Gravina et al.
T. Gravina et al.

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