The main aim of ParCos is to improve science communication by creating participatory science stories that link to source evidence that the public can interpret for themselves to scaffold new science activities, and to deliver them through popular media forms of broadcast media and VR/AR technologies. This will be achieved through the following objectives.

  1. To increase trust in science outputs through making underlying evidence and its interpretation more transparent
  2. To improve interaction between different science stakeholders through participatory approaches to science communication.
  3. To develop pedagogical approaches and to deliver teaching of new practices for communicating science to both professional and non-professional users.