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Communicating About CDI

Some current resources for talking about the CDI, or for improvement from the CWG.

  1. Presentations about CDI - recent slides about the CDI
  2. USGS Speaker Series Spreadsheet - last updated 2013, (viewable by USGS, request access on Google spreadsheet for editing)
  3. Top 10 things about the CDI (draft 10/31/16) (inspired by the top 10 USGS Library doc, editable by USGS) 
  4. CDI Communication Plan FY16 - linked and attached to the Meetings page
    1. FY16CommunicationPlanComments.pdf
  5. A nascent Metrics page (with ongoing revisions and updates)
  6. Newsletters and contacts page


Communicating Science in General

Starting a list of resources here, might make sense to move the collection elsewhere in the future.

Newest items at the top.

  1. USGS Science Communicators Group - contact Dawn Childs,, to be added to the calendar invite for monthly calls on different topics
  2. AGU Sharing Science Site and Webinars (added 3/10/17 by Leslie H.)
    1. AGU Message Worksheet - Brainstorming Your Message
    2. Essential Tips and Tools for Communicating Your Science
  3. Communicating Science Effectively: A Research Agenda - National Academies (origin site) (pdf) (added 3/10/17 by Leslie H.)
  4. ESIP SciComm Group (added 3/10/17 by Leslie H.)
    1. The mission of the Science Communication (scicomm) cluster will be to help improve the understanding of science overall, as well as Earth science and data science in particular, both within and outside of ESIP. We bring together people from various disciplines to improve science communication by providing a forum for discussion and developing resources to better train scientists in the art of science communication. 
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