Professor Ole Petersen, Academic Director of the Cardiff Hub, represented Academia Europaea in his role as Vice-President at the meeting between Commissioner Carlos Moedas, the High Level Group and members of the SAPEA Consortium, held in Brussels on 30th January.
The meeting also involved Robert-Jan Smits, Director-General of Research and Innovation at the European Commission, and Johannes Klumpers, Head of the Scientific Advice Mechanism Unit. The meeting heard that work on the topic Food from the Oceans would be managed by the Cardiff Hub on behalf of Academia Europaea. The first Steering Group meeting for the topic was held the following day, attended by Professor Petersen and the Cardiff Hub Manager, Louise Edwards. Louise’s first tasks are to establish a working group of experts and coordinate the gathering of published scientific evidence.