Cardiff Hub presents at Lisbon Academy of Sciences

Cardiff Hub presents at Lisbon Academy of Sciences

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.

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“This is how science for policy can work”: Sofia symposium

“This is how science for policy can work”: Sofia symposium

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.

Prof Pearl Dykstra and Prof Ole H Petersen during the session on Food from the Oceans
Prof Pearl Dykstra and Prof Ole H Petersen during the session on Food from the Oceans

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AE Cardiff Hub hosts key SAPEA meetings

AE Cardiff Hub hosts key SAPEA meetings

The Hub hosted two key meetings of the SAPEA (Science Advice for Policy by European Academies) consortium on 10-11 April 2018. Workshop attendees also had the opportunity to experience the rich cultural heritage and natural environment of Wales.

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Food from the Oceans presented at Blue Innovation event in Brussels

Food from the Oceans presented at Blue Innovation event in Brussels

The Food from the Oceans Evidence Review Report and Scientific Opinion were discussed during the Blue innovation: Oceans to Feed the Planet Roundtable. The event took place on 27th February 2018 in Brussels and was organised by the Science Business Network, a highly prestigious European think-tank.

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Cardiff Hub oversees completion of the Food from the Oceans evidence review for the European Commission

Cardiff Hub oversees completion of the Food from the Oceans evidence review for the European Commission

The AE Cardiff Hub has overseen the compilation of the Evidence Review Report Food from the Oceans, which examines the question of how the ocean can help satisfy the global demand for food.  Handover to the European Commission took place on 29th November, in Brussels.  Two European Commissioners, Karmenu Vella (Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries) and Carlos Moedas (Research, Science and Innovation) were present.

Food from the Oceans Evidence Review Report

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Professor Petersen in Hamburg public debate

Professor Petersen in Hamburg public debate

Following public events to promote the SAPEA (Science Advice for Policy by European Academies) project on Food from the oceans in Bergen and Cardiff earlier in the year, a third public event was hosted in the city of Hamburg, Germany on 5th October.

Priof. Edwin Kreuzer, Angela Grosse, Prof. Marian Paschke, Dr Gesche Krause, Prof. Gerd Krause, Prof. Ole Petersen, Prof. Rolf-Dieter Heuer
Priof. Edwin Kreuzer, Angela Grosse, Prof. Marian Paschke, Dr Gesche Krause, Prof. Gerd Krause, Prof. Ole Petersen, Prof. Rolf-Dieter Heuer

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Food from the oceans comes to Cardiff!

Food from the oceans comes to Cardiff!

Thousands of people came to Cardiff Bay over three days, 14th to 16th July, to enjoy the annual Cardiff Food and Drink Festival.

Food from the Oceans was the theme of a programme of events hosted at the Norwegian Church.  This open and free programme of events was the result of collaboration between the Cardiff and Bergen Hubs, together with SAPEA (Science Advice for Policy by European Academies).  We worked closely with other partners, including the SAM (Science Advice Mechanism) Unit, the Learned Society of Wales, the Hordaland County in Norway and Cardiff University.

Food from the Oceans at the SAPEA stall
Food from the Oceans at the SAPEA stall

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