The European Researchers’ Night is a mega event that takes place every year in several hundred cities all over Europe. Free and open to everybody, the event combines entertainment and educational activities to trigger curiosity and public engagement in scientific research. Organized in conjunction with the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions H2020 campaign to boost public awareness of the positive role of research in society, the event provides a unique opportunity to promote European Research in a fun environment.
This year the importance of EPOS to research in Solid Earth Science was promoted by Thematic Core Service – Anthropogenic Hazards (TCS-AH) WP14 members (Keele University) in the UK at the 28th September Science is Wonder-ful! European Researchers’ Night at the Potteries Museum & Art Gallery in Staffordshire.
Participation at the event involved disseminating information and promotional material (leaflets, notebooks) on EPOS WP14/TCS-AH and an earthquake simulator activity for family interaction and learning fun.
With over 1500 people attending, the event was a great success full of families and other scientists keen to learn more about earthquakes, induced seismicity and the EPOS project as a whole!