Why Scientific Communication is Important?

///Why Scientific Communication is Important?

Scientific knowledge is constantly evolving. Scientific communication offers a means of maintaining its scientific culture up to date. Wondering how to get started?

Scientific knowledge is always evolving. When a new principle is established, the conclusions of past experiments are compared. These findings can be confirmed, but they can also be reversed.

In recent years, knowledge learned one day at school or during scientific studies becomes insufficient to understand and to have a critical look at the innovations that enrich our daily life (social networks, smartphones, connected biometric devices … ).

Scientific communication has a major role to play: by providing means to maintain its scientific culture up to date. Scientific communication can also stimulate the emergence of passions and vocations, and help the assimilation of scientific teachings.

Scientific communication for all tastes

Scientific communication contributes to the accessibility of knowledge. There are many channels of communication and popularization of science. And there are certainly others to invent. Supplementing the classic books, newspapers and audiovisual, there are now specialized scientific media:

  • Media and organizations specialized in communication, and scientific popularization rigorously disseminates knowledge and knowledge of scientific methods, in attractive forms and adapted to their public. (For example Universcience.tv).
  • Scientific mediation shows decline scientific mediation in a wide variety of styles.
  • Scientific blogs and scientific video channels have emerged on the Internet.

There are also live events, with scientists in it! The live meeting allows the public to discover a scientist and his role, and especially to ask his own questions. The scientist has the opportunity to share, and sometimes to be surprised by questions or remarks by the original public.

Scientific communication is important. More and more scientists, extensionists and science journalists are contributing to its popularity. If figures like Axel Khan, Stephen Hawkins, or Michel Chevalet have long been the way, the novelty is that the younger ones have their way. And they do it brilliantly!

It instills a variety of styles and gives access to a lot of fresh scientific content. Your turn now! What scientific communication will you choose to regale your scientific culture?

By |2017-02-14T02:22:54+00:00February 14th, 2017|Kids, Lifestyle|3 Comments


  1. Anthony October 20, 2017 at 4:56 am - Reply

    Communication along with some other skills are indispensable to become a data scientist. There are tons of data that gets generated every day from across platforms and devices. No matter which business or industry you are working for will have to filter out the most crucial part from it and derive insight from that. There’s a lot of technicalities involved in cleansing data and finding out what holds importance to your line of business. However, that is when the real challenge is – to showcase that data in a meaningful way to the decision makers in the business.Not only for presentations at high level meetings but also to explain things to the team, a data science expert would need good communication skills. The work that a team of data scientists do has to be aligned with the goals of the business to reap benefits. Hence it is crucial to convey the right message to the team and that’s where someone with a good communication skill would be of immense value.

  2. Omwancha Daniel Ogeto November 9, 2017 at 6:06 pm - Reply

    Thank you for this insightful and educative article. With the advancements in digital technology, the landscape in which science communication takes place is changing. Information spreads faster. It’s easier for a finding to become distorted. If a finding proves controversial, opposition can spring up in a flash. Scientists may get questions or criticisms via social media. They may discover bloggers they’ve never spoken with are writing about their work with varying levels of accuracy. The alternative may be just as dire. Imagine unveiling your findings to utter silence. No citations. No media coverage. No reactions. Now imagine watching a colleague achieve all of those things, due to their ability to engage an audience and articulate the value of their work. Communication is at the heart of many of the biggest challenges facing scientists today and truth be told, a skill development in this area is greatly needed. Being able to articulate your work to a broad audience can have a tremendous impact on the discoverability of your research and the trajectory of your career.

  3. Oswaldo Antonio December 22, 2017 at 3:17 pm - Reply

    The understanding of all the societies is possible thanks to communication, due with globalization there have been a high exchange of culture that is making us interconnected. It’s a fact that nowadays we learn more usefull things in networks than in school, and is necessary to apply a good learning program that can cover all that knowledge present in our daily lives. We can consider that social networks are an important transmissor of scientist knowledge and it depends on studies applied about what networks the public prefer. In this way we can assure that social networks have become a fundamental piece for the configuration of a scientist culture. This is an interesting article, I think is good to know how media is in a constant change and how we are involved in it!

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