Environmental Social Sciences (ESS) are essential to help address environmental issues such as climate change and environmental degradation, which are ultimately social issues. However, the value of ESS are still often underestimated, and it can be challenging for environmental social scientists within and outside of academia to explain to colleagues, funders and decision-makers how useful and important they are.
ACCESS is taking a co-productive approach to the creation of a definition, dimensions and operationalisation of what we mean by ESS.
The ACCESS Data Exchange is a signposting application that will provide a search tool, quick start guides and further information about a collection of UK environmental social science-related datasets which have been produced by a range of different organisations.
This includes datasets from official government statistics to climate-focused opinion surveys.
The aim of this tool is to aid environmental social scientists in accessing and using datasets to support research and decision-making in solving climate and environmental problems.
The data exchange is being created by the Data Working Group, data providers and users in government, universities and other public organisations. If you would like to learn more about the group and the project please contact us.
This is a bespoke request service for Environmental and Climate Research and Analysis.
The ACCESS Environmental Social Sciences Framework will help organisations increase the visibility and use of social science in research, training, policy and practice to address climate and other environmental challenges.
The framework is being created by the ACCESS network and users in government, universities, and other public organisations.
If you would like to find out more about the group and the project please contact us
We are developing a media monitoring tool which tracks a wide range of social media and traditional news media.
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If you have any thoughts or suggestions for the media monitor please contact us