Science for Environment Policy celebrates 10,000 subscribers

Issue date: 18 February 2009

A globe A news alert service Science for Environment Policy edited by the Science Communication Unit at the University of the West of England on behalf of the European Commission is celebrating its 10,000th subscriber.

Science for Environment Policy plays a key role in disseminating cutting edge, policy-relevant research findings in the environmental sciences. It was first launched in January 2006 and quickly attracted a considerable number of subscriptions from old Member States of the EU. Recently, these figures have been buoyed by a notable and important increase in subscribers from new EU Member States.

Doubravka Nedvedova of the Ministry of Environment of the Czech Republic, the service's 10,000th subscriber, said: “Being from the Czech Republic, I was delighted to find a service that directly addresses a number of the environmental problems we face both nationally and across the EU. It is very helpful to have such clearly written and relevant information delivered directly to my inbox.”

Brought to you FREE by DG Environment of the European Commission, this information service brings policy-relevant research findings in the following areas direct to the subscriber's email inbox:

• Agriculture
• Air pollution
• Biodiversity
• Biotechnology
• Chemicals
• Climate Change & Energy
• Environment and Health
• Environmental Information Services
• Environment Technologies
• Forests
• Land use
• Marine Ecosystems
• Natural Hazards
• Noise
• Risk Assessment
• Soil
• Sustainable Consumption and Production
• Sustainable Development and Policy Assessment
• Sustainable Mobility
• Urban Environment
• Waste
• Water

The service is weekly and covers recently published studies. The articles are written in easy-to-read, non-scientific English specifically to allow non-scientists and non-native speakers of English easy access to the latest scientific research.

Managing Editor of the service, Emma Weitkamp said, “We are naturally thrilled to have reached our 10,000th subscriber, and numbers continue to rise.

“It is particularly encouraging to note that so many of our subscribers find out about the service through recommendations from friends and colleagues. This is testament to the quality of the news alert.”

To subscribe to the service, send an email to with the message line: 'subscribe-SfEP' or visit the news alert website at:

For more information please contact:

Dr Michelle Kilfoyle, Production Editor
Tel +44 (0) 117 32 83913


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