Unveiling ‘Under the Surface’: a cross-border investigation exposing Europe’s groundwater crisis

After months of cross-border work, we are happy to announce the publication of Under the Surface, the first investigation coordinated by Arena’s Climate Network. Under the Surface, coordinated by Arena for Journalism in Europe and initiated by Spanish digital media outlet Datadista, delved into official data from European countries to provide a comprehensive overview of … Read more

Ticket sales open for the Climate Arena Conference 2024

Registration for the Climate Arena Conference 2024 is now open! Get yourself an Early Bird ticket, while they are still available! On 18-19 October, journalists and scientists from across Europe will gather in Bologna for two days of workshops and collaboration focused on climate, energy, and environmental reporting. Following the success of the previous conferences … Read more

Looking back to the Vienna Climate Arena conference

In mid-November 2023, 150 climate journalists and scientists gathered in Vienna from across Europe – from Portugal, to Norway to Turkey to Armenia – to share and collaborate in investigating the climate crisis together, at our Climate Arena Conference, organised by Arena’s Climate Network. This was the second Climate Arena Conference we put on, after … Read more

Scaling up our Climate Arena Conference

Earlier this year we hosted our first Climate Arena Conference, where we brought together 55 journalists and climate scientists for two days of workshops and collaboration focused entirely on climate reporting. Topics ranged from investigating the carbon offsetting industry’s dubious claims, to journalism-science collaborations, to using data to tell climate stories, and much more. Following … Read more

Fellowships for climate investigations!

Do you have a cross-border and investigative climate story idea and are eager to work in a team setting? Then you can apply for Arena’s fellowship and get both financial support and mentoring for your story. Deadline is August 31!

Your project idea could be investigative, or data-related, or both. The fellowships are for journalist in any stages of their career, and we encourage both early- and mid-career reporters to apply. We also particularly encourage applications from journalists whose backgrounds are underrepresented in the European media.

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Free training on climate and environment data and OSINT

(Photo: Mika Baumeister)

Call for applications: ‘Learning by doing’ training followed by an investigation into climate

Are you interested in topics such as climate change, energy supply or environmental wrongdoing? Have you already done some investigative work, but would like to upgrade your investigative and/or data skills? If the answer to both questions is ‘yes’, the training offered by Arena for Journalism in Europe, supported by the European Climate Foundation, might just be for you.

Over the course of six weeks, the participants will gain hands-on knowledge in how to set up and organise a cross-border investigation and research, where to look for data and how to work with it, gain OSINT skills (applied to environmental reporting) as will be able to attend topical sessions relevant to the climate issues we’ll explore.

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Apply for climate data and OSINT mentorships

Adriana Homolova
Jonathan Stoneman

Are you interested in investigating stories related to the climate crisis, energy  transition or environmental wrong-doing and you need some help in making sense of the datasets you’ve come across? Have you wondered how the open-source tools can help you investigate environmental stories? Consider applying for the autumn edition of our one-on-one data and OSINT mentorships!

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User’s map for the Climate Network

We keep adding new features to our Arena Climate Network forum. We’ve recently added a “Users map” feature, which allows you to filter users by their location. We hope it will be useful for people looking for sources and colleagues in other countries. If you are a journalist or a researcher covering/working on climate, join … Read more

New resources on the way in The Arena Climate Network

Following Dataharvest Digital 2020, during which we dedicated two weeks to topics related to climate and energy, we launched the Arena Climate Network  – a community of investigative journalists and researchers covering climate change. The Arena Climate Network aims to facilitate information flows between journalists (interested in) covering climate at the local, national and EU level, … Read more