Connecting People and Science for Environmental Solutions
The Exchange works at the interface of science and policy to confront pressing environmental challenges. We engage leaders in the government, nonprofit, and corporate sectors to define critical environmental challenges and identify knowledge gaps. We convene interdisciplinary teams to synthesize research on timely policy and conservation questions. We communicate policy-relevant science in formats that meet the needs of decision makers. And we assess our project outcomes to promote learning and share best practices.
Founders and partners in the Exchange bring a record of outstanding scientific achievement, an extensive network of experts and experienced policy and communication staff to our work.
New Collaborative Model
The Science Policy Exchange was created in 2012 as a collaborative of six world-class research institutions associated with National Science Foundation Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) sites.