Seán Schmitz

Seán Schmitz joined the IASS on a work placement with the project “Climate Change and Air Pollution: Research Needs and Pathways to Policy Implementation” (ClimPol - http://climpol.iass-potsdam.de/) in early 2017 as part of his joint M.Sc. programme in Global Change: Ecosystem Science and Policy programme (UCD, Dublin, / JLU, Giessen). During his time in Potsdam, he assisted the project’s scientific leader, Dr Erika von Schneidemesser, in her work on an IASS publication on black carbon and on the ClimPol science-policy engagement training module, documenting case studies of successful science-policy engagement. He hopes this work experience with the IASS will propel him along his career path towards his goal of enhancing cooperation and engagement at the science-policy interface.