Interviews

Johannes Werner interview: HORYZN red drone flying

A scientist’s opinion: interview with Johannes Werner on drones for medical services

Interview with Johannes Werner, management and technology student at the Technical University of Munich in Germany, and business lead on the HORYZN initiative. How important are drones for medical services such as transporting defibrillators? Johannes Werner: We saw the chance to improve survival from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest by bringing defibrillators faster to the scene using ...

Davide Scaramuzza interview: HORYZN red drone flying

A scientist’s opinion: interview with Prof. Davide Scaramuzza on autonomous drones

Interview with Professor Davide Scaramuzza is the director of the Robotics and Perception Group at the University of Zurich in Switzerland, and leader of the EU-funded AGILEFLIGHT project. How good do you think uncrewed aerial vehicle [UAV] systems are at the moment? Prof. Davide Scaramuzza: Human pilots can navigate drones fast, but autonomous drones often ...

Mala Rao interview: Sad girl and exhausted on cracked dry ground, Concept drought and shortage of water crisis

Mala Rao: ‘The eco-anxious should have access to information on how to contribute to climate action’

Mala Rao is Professor and Senior Clinical Fellow, Department of Primary Care and Public Health, Imperial College London, and Medical Adviser, NHS England Workforce Race Equality Strategy and Implementation Team. How can climate change have an impact on mental health? Mala Rao: There are several direct and indirect pathways by which the climate crisis impacts ...

Katariina Salmela-Aro interview: Sad girl and exhausted on cracked dry ground, Concept drought and shortage of water crisis

Katariina Salmela-Aro: ‘Climate anxiety is like a silver lining, it’s a driving force to do something’

Katariina Salmela-Aro is Academy Professor in the Department of Education and Supervisor for Doctoral Programme in Cognition, Learning, Instruction and Communication at the University of Helsinki, Finland. I view the concepts of climate anxiety and eco-anxiety as interchangeable. Are we talking about the same thing? Katariina Salmela-Aro: I would say that they are quite similar. ...

Education, artificial, intelligence and business idea concept. Laura Henderson interview.

A scientist’s opinion: interview with Laura Henderson on science communication and children

Laura Henderson: "We need to give children access to today's discoveries so they can lead the world of tomorrow" Interview with Laura Henderson, Head of the Program for Public Outreach of Frontiers for Young Minds (FYM), a journal that offers science to children, edited by children. What is Frontiers for Young Minds? Laura Henderson: FYM ...

Education, artificial, intelligence and business idea concept. Rita Campos interview.

A scientist’s opinion: interview with Rita Campos on science communication and children

Interview with Rita Campos, researcher at the Centre for Social Studies at the University of Coimbra (CES-UC), member of the Observatory for Education Policies and Professional Development, and co-coordinator of the Working Group "Citizen Science and Education" What drove you to get involved in science communication for children? Rita Campos: My personal answer is that ...

Hand touching CLIMATE CHANGE inscription, new business technology concept, Dr Craig T Robertson interview

A scientist’s opinion: interview with Craig T. Robertson on the public perception of climate change in relation to news consumption

Dr Craig T. Robertson is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism. To what extent do you believe that climate change coverage in digital media is different compared to traditional media? Craig T. Robertson: Digital media opened the opportunity for a lot more specifically focused climate change reporting media ...

Hand touching CLIMATE CHANGE inscription, new business technology concept, Dr Claudio Morana interview

A scientist’s opinion: interview with Dr Claudio Morana on the public perception of climate change in relation to news consumption

Dr Claudio Morana is Professor of Economics at the University of Milano-Bicocca and Director of the university’s Center for European Studies (CefES). How important are climate activism and its coverage in digital media for environmental awareness? Claudio Morana: When politicisation of climate change is behind inaction, climate activism becomes an important way forward for change. ...