WHAT IS SIGNALS?
The European Environment Agency (EEA) publishes Signals each year, providing snapshot stories on issues of interest to the environmental policy debate and the wider public in the coming year.
At EEA, we monitor the environment across our 32 member countries in partnership with our network. From researchers up to their knees in water to satellite imaging from space, we work with a huge amount of environmental data.
Finding, reading and understanding the range of ‘signals’ regarding the health and diversity of our environment is at the heart of what we do. Signals respects the complexity of the underlying science and shows awareness of the uncertainties inherent in all of the issues we address.
Our target audience is broad, ranging from students to scientists, policymakers to farmers and small business people. Signals, which will be published in all 26 EEA languages, takes a story-based approach to help us communicate better with this diverse group of people.
Signals uses several approaches to tell its stories. While each story has specific points to make, as a collection, they also illustrate the many interrelations between seemingly unconnected issues.
We would appreciate your feedback on Signals. Please submit your comments through the EEA public enquiry form:
www.eea.europa.eu/enquiries. Remember to write ‘Signals’ in the subject field.