I’m deep in a big travel writing project at the moment, but in December and January it was science writing keeping me busy!
Here are some of the recent pieces I’ve written for CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency:
- Developing best practice monitoring methods for offshore carbon sequestration
- Tracing the source of the Mataranka Springs
- Technological innovation will drive change in Australia’s energy system
- Driving down Australia’s energy sector emissions
These pieces typically require me to read a towering stack of internal documents, briefing papers and journal articles, before conducting a phone interview with one or two researchers and then trying to condense the topic down into an easily-understood 800 words.
It’s always challenging but great fun. I learn something along the way, and am always astounded at the breadth and depth of research that CSIRO requires. I’m looking forward to getting back to this kind of science communication when my current project comes to an end.