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Outreach and communication support

Outreach support

BECC welcomes initiatives that results in interactions with stakeholders. Resources allocated to Themes can be used to such activities, but you are always welcome to contact us for more information, for example helping you to find potential stakeholders to contact. 

Contact Juliana Dänhardt for more information. 
juliana [dot] danhardt [at] cec [dot] lu [dot] se (juliana[dot]danhardt[at]cec[dot]lu[dot]se)

Also consider the Lund University Sustainability Forum, which is coordinated at CEC.

Sustainability Forum

Stakeholder interaction guide

In many research projects, stakeholder interaction is ad hoc rather than strategic and systematic. This guide provides advice on good practice, strategies and tools for researchers and research groups interested in finding effective ways to involve stakeholders in their research and have an impact on society.

The guide was written by Daniel Slunge (UGOT), Olof Drakenberg (UGOT), Anders Ekbom (UGOT), Maria Göthberg (UGOT), Åsa Knaggård (LU) and Ullrika Sahlin (LU). It was produced as part of the BECC financed research project STAKE – Practices and Barriers to Stake­holder Interaction – Challenges for Research Projects.

Download the stakeholders interaction guide

MERGE arranges events and meetings to make sure researchers and its stakeholders are updated on the latest research findings, and to facilitate the important cooperation and interaction within the research environment and with its stakeholders.

Read more about MERGE events.

We are working on finishing routines and templates for synthesis and policy briefs. More information will soon be available.

Communication support

Affiliation: a researcher's connection or affiliation with a university or other organization. Affiliation is indicated when publishing in scientific works, such as scientific journals.

A researcher's affiliation is important in bibliometric analyses to link publications to the higher learning institution at which the research was conducted. Correct affiliation is important in evaluations and distribution of funds both between higher education institutions and within them.

Acknowledgment: When publishing research results, an acknowledgement indicates the support the author has received, such as financial support.

Affiliation in scientific papers

It is not possible to affiliate with MERGE in scientific papers since this would require a Box-address, which MERGE does not have. Usually, your affiliation in scientific papers is the home university (department/s).

Affiliation in scientific reports, for example synthesis and policy briefs

When possible, add MERGE as an organisation that you are affiliated with, together with the home university and department. This is especially important if your work was financed by MERGE. Example of how to write the affiliation:

Centre for Environmental and Climate Science, ModElling the Regional and Global Earth system, Lund University

Acknowledgement in scientific publications, talks and posters, reports, and relevant applications

Most often the best option to highlight MERGE is in the acknowledgements, this goes for relevant applications, talks, posters, reports, and scientific publications etcetera.

Always acknowledge MERGE if:

  • You have received funding from MERGE to work with the product at hand.
  • If you are a MERGE PI and the product is of MERGE-relevance. 

We welcome the acknowledgment of MERGE if:

  • You have received administrative support from MERGE to work with the product at hand.
  • You are in a setting where it is relevant to showcase MERGE

Examples of how to write acknowledgments:

“X is supported by the Strategic Research Area “ModElling the Regional and Global Earth system”, MERGE, funded by the Swedish government.”

“The research presented in this paper is a contribution to the Strategic Research Area “ModElling the Regional and Global Earth system”, MERGE, funded by the Swedish government.”

Highlight MERGE in profiles on ResearchGate and on social media

If you have a profile on ResearchGate, we encourage you to name MERGE in Affiliation-section, under the Description-heading. 

If you are active on LinkedIn, we encourage you to name MERGE in the profile description, or in the experience-section.

If you are active on Twitter, we encourage you to name MERGE in your profile description if there is room.

MERGE has a couple of communication channels where we communicate updates from the research environment on a regular basis. We welcome all input on content. 


MERGE has an internal newsletter with information that is relevant to our researchers.

Contact Lina Nikoleris if you have any information, including newly published articles, that you would like to highlight. You can also contact Lina if you want to sign up for the newsletter:

lina [dot] nikoleris [at] cec [dot] lu [dot] se (subject: Sign%20me%20up%20for%20BECC%20newsletter, body: Hi%2C%0A%0AI%20would%20like%20to%20subscribe%20for%20the%20BECC%20newsletter.) (lina[dot]nikoleris[at]cec[dot]lu[dot]se)


Centre for environmental and climate science (CEC) at Lund University has a LinkedIn-page. On this page, we also publish MERGE-related news. 

Contact therese [dot] ek [at] cec [dot] lu [dot] se (subject: Content%20for%20BECCs%20Twitter) (Therese Ek) if you have a suggestion for a post on LinkedIn.

Follow CEC at LinkedIn

A Future Manual for Future Models

On the yearly meeting 2022, one of the creators behind a future modeling manual presented their work. The manual is a result between two artists and modelers to explore linkages between Integrated Assessment Models (IAMs) and art and design practices, and to propose an artistic contribution to the world of IAMs. This manual is the final result. Hopefully, it can provide modelers with some new inspiration in their work:

A Future Manual for Future Models

Do you have questions regarding press and media relations? Contact CEC communication manager Anna Maria Erling who will guide you:

E-mail: anna_maria [dot] erling [at] cec [dot] lu [dot] se (anna_maria[dot]erling[at]cec[dot]lu[dot]se) 

Phone: +46 46 222 68 96  or +46 70 574 89 97

Tundra with a snow-covered volcano in the background. Photo.

Highlight MERGE in affiliations or acknowledgements

MERGE PIs are always expected to name MERGE in affiliations or acknowledgements. Other members are also encouraged to highlight MERGE. 

In the Communication support box below you will find detailed instructions on how to write affiliations and acknowledgements.