Scientific Culture

The Scientific Culture Unit (UCC) of Centro de Astrobiología aims to promote the dissemination of scientific advances in the field of Astrobiology by optimising the Centre’s internal and external communication channels, as well as enabling a fluid interaction between the CAB research community and the general public.

Through these broad lines of action, the Unit seeks to strengthen the social function of research and the dissemination of knowledge, thus making the CAB a Centre in permanent contact with society, dynamic and interactive with the media, and formative and transformative, by bringing the latest research, discoveries and technological developments closer to all citizens.

The functions of the Centre's Scientific Culture Unit include the following:

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Managing CAB’s Library and documentation.​

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Establishing mechanisms that allow society and, in particular, the educational community, to increase motivation and sensitivity towards scientific and innovative activities, seeking their participation and involvement. To this end, school visits are organised to the main centre in Torrejón and educational projects of different types are set up, such as PARTNeR, MeteoMarte and the workshop Searching for Life in the Universe.

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Facilitating communication between scientists and the media.

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Facilitating communication between scientists and the media.

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Maintaining and dynamising the CAB website, as the main channel for dissemination and communication, as well as the social networks: Twitter and Facebook.

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Establishing mechanisms to enable society and, in particular, the educational community, to increase motivation and awareness of scientific and innovative activities, seeking their participation and involvement.

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Publishing the Astrobiology magazine Zoé.

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Management and support of scientific dissemination activities promoted by CAB.

The CAB UCC belongs to the UCC+i Network of Scientific Culture and Innovation Units of FECYT (Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology), which aims to promote the exchange of experiences, the search for synergies between entities and the optimisation of resources.

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