Following the successful launch of the Food from the Oceans Report, the Cardiff Hub is working to make the report’s key messages accessible to a wider audience.
SAPEA and the SAM (Scientific Advice Mechanism) Unit have jointly produced an infographics-based set of publicity materials, in partnership with the Cardiff-based agency science made simple. These materials are being distributed as part of an innovative public engagement campaign that includes high-profile international events such as World Oceans Day and European Maritime Day.
Making sense of science under conditions of complexity and uncertainty
Based on its own initiative, the European Commission Group of Chief Scientific Advisors has adopted this topic to address policymakers using scientific advice within the European Commission. SAPEA (Science Advice for Policy by European Academies) will produce the Evidence Review Report on the topic. Academia Europaea has been approved as the Lead Academy within SAPEA, with the Cardiff Hub undertaking the work on its behalf.
The initial draft of the Evidence Review Report is due by the end of this year, with the final version and the Group’s Scientific Opinion delivered by June 2019.
Further information is available in the published scoping paper.
Professor Graham Hutchings of Cardiff University and Member of Academia Europaea (MAE), is one of the authors of the newly-published evidence review report, Novel carbon capture and utilisation technologies: research and climate aspects. Professor Hutchings was selected as one of the working group members that produced the report for the European Commission.
Louise Edwards, Hub Manager, represented SAPEA (Science Advice for Policy by European Academies) and Academia Europaea at a high-profile event held at the Lisbon Academy of Sciences on 23rd May. The meeting brought together a number of Portuguese experts to examine the Food from the Oceans reports, published through the European Commission’s Scientific Advice Mechanism last November.
Food from the Oceans, was one of the case studies at the policy symposium, Shaping European science advice: insights and experience, held in Sofia on 17th May. Food from the Oceans was the first evidence review to be led by the SAPEA (Science Advice for Policy by European Academies) consortium, with the Cardiff Hub as project manager.
Read about our recent activities, events and the latest on the European Scientific Advice Mechanism (SAM) in the Hub’s Spring 2018 Newsletter.
Professor Nicole Grobert, former Young Academy of Europe (YAE) Chair, has been appointed to the European Commission’s Group of Chief Scientific Advisors (GCSA). Nicole is a Royal Society Industry Fellow, Professor of Nanomaterials at the Department of Materials in the University of Oxford and a visiting Professor at the Bio-Nano Electronics Research Centre at Toyo University, Japan.
Judith Lockett, the Hub’s Executive Officer, has retired.
Judith has worked with the Hub’s Academic Director, Professor Ole Petersen, since 2010, when he was Director of Cardiff University’s School of Biosciences (2010-2015). Together, they set up the Academia Europaea Cardiff Knowledge Hub in 2015, ready for launch in 2016. Since then, she has ensured the success of the Hub’s programme of events, as well as overseeing the smooth running of its operations.
The American Physiological Society (APS) has announced the 2018 recipients of its distinguished lecturer awards.
Ole H. Petersen, MD, of Cardiff University, is the winner of the Physiology in Perspective: The Walter B. Cannon Award Lectureship. This lectureship is the most prestigious award that APS bestows and recognizes the lifetime achievement of an outstanding physiological scientist and APS member. Petersen presented his lecture, “The roles of Ca2+ and ATP in pancreatic physiology and pathophysiology” on Sunday 22nd April 2018 at the San Diego Convention Centre.