Phil Holmes
December 2012

Introducing the Analysis Pages

As part of the IES' commitment to creating original, though-provoking content, research and commentary relevant to the environmental science sector, we have launched a new Analysis section of the website. This new platform is aimed at members and other interested readers and will help them discover in-depth explorations of topics relevant to science and the environment, professional skills and current sector thinking.

The Analysis section will carry the following types of content:

  • Discussion paper – A series of long-form articles which explore a particular issue. These papers come from authors chosen specifically by the IES and can be proposed by members. The first in this series is an investigation into the political aspects of environmentalism in the UK.
  • Infographics – These are a visual exploration of issues which effect the environment or our profession. By carefully combining data and graphic design we hope to better understand the huge amount of information which surrounds our sector. We also encourage members to suggest datasets to be interrogated. The first in this series is our examination of land contamination in the UK.
  • Blogs – Commentary pieces about elements of environmental science which might need rapid exploration. Issues here can range from discussions about current trends in environmental science itself, or exploration of stories in the press. Blogs will allow our members to spread their voice further and dissect current thinking relevant to their professional world.
  • Articles – Selected from our current journal, the environmental SCIENTIST these pieces will showcase to a wider audience the current edition of the journal, which would otherwise only be available to members.
  • From the archive – Cherry picked from our extensive backlog of journals, presentations and lecture series, these posts show the historic breadth and depth of thinking of the IES and its members, highlighting how the sector has (or hasn't) changed over the years.

Content for Analysis will be sourced from the project team, invited authors and from the IES membership. We actively encourage members and readers of our website to contribute to Analysis. As these pages become more established we will be adding new categories of content such as podcasts and videos.

If you are interested in writing or supplying any form of content for Analysis, please contact the IES office.