Handover of new SAPEA report to the Group of Chief Scientific Advisors

Handover of new SAPEA report to the Group of Chief Scientific Advisors

On 11th January 2019, Prof Ole Petersen, Academic Director AE Cardiff Hub and Vice President Academia Europaea, handed over a new SAPEA (Science Advice for Policy by European Academies) report to the European Commission Group of Chief Scientific Advisors (GCSA) on behalf of the SAPEA Board. Prof Petersen was representing Prof Sierd Cloetingh, President Academia Europaea and Chair of the SAPEA Board, who attended the expert workshop the previous day.

Handover of the Microplastics report to the GCSA. From left to right: Sabine Pahl and Bart Koelmans, Vice-Chair and Chair of the SAPEA Working Group on Microplastics respectively; Ole Petersen, alternate President SAPEA; Rolf-Dieter Heuer, Chair GCSA; Elvira Fortunato, GCSA; and Nicole Grobert, GCSA.

Professor Cloetingh said:

“Our report is extremely timely, given the significant level of interest in this critically-important topic. SAPEA has brought together world-class expertise from across a wide range of disciplines to consider the issues at stake.

“I look forward to SAPEA’s future collaborations with the European Commission’s Group of Chief Scientific Advisors, ensuring that scientific advice is informed by expertise from academies across Europe.”

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The second working group meeting of Making Sense of Science takes place

The second working group meeting of Making Sense of Science takes place

Following the first introductory meeting on 11th September, the second working group meeting of our latest SAPEA project Making sense of science under conditions of complexity and uncertainty took place on 29th October at the prestigious Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities.

 

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Cardiff’s Graham Hutchings MAE an author of the newly-published report on Carbon Capture and Utilisation

Cardiff’s Graham Hutchings MAE an author of the newly-published report on Carbon Capture and Utilisation

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.

Graham Hutchings
Professor Graham Hutchings

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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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Professor Nicole Grobert is appointed to European Commission’s Group of Chief Scientific Advisors

Professor Nicole Grobert is appointed to European Commission’s Group of Chief Scientific Advisors

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.

Professor Poul Holm (Food from the Oceans Working Group Chair) and Professor Nicole Grobert, Panel of representatives from the academic community, Crossing boundaries: new approaches to science for policy in Europe, Estonian Academy of Sciences in Tallinn, 13 October 2017
Professor Poul Holm (Food from the Oceans Working Group Chair) and Professor Nicole Grobert in Tallinn, 13 October 2017

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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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