As Observatory scientists address challenges for Southeast Asia, the Community Engagement Office strives to share the work and expertise of our scientists. Initiatives to expand relationships with both scientific and non-scientific communities worldwide include public exhibitions and events, collaboration, conference participation, workshops, and digital communication. We do this through multi-platforms and across platforms, connecting with a broader audience and developing deeper relationships with local and global partners as we build public awareness of natural hazards research.
The Community Engagement Office aims to build the identity of the Observatory beyond the scientific community, reaching government and leadership, educators, partners, and the media. This is achieved through elevating our scientists’ research and expressing the critical importance of Earth science awareness through both local and international media, and through the Observatory’s social channels.
As part of its outreach efforts, EOS engages in informal education through seminars, media briefings, and exhibitions.
EOS has also invested in formal education efforts. With that aim in mind, we partnered with NTU's Asian School of the Environment, then known as the Division of Earth Sciences, to develop and launched a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Earth Systems Science, which commenced in August 2014.