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.
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.
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.
Academia Europaea and the Cardiff Hub were active participants in the European Risk Forum Conference on Scientific integrity, public policy and better regulation, as part of our work on science advice for policy-making (the SAPEA project). The meeting took place in Brussels on 20th February.
We are delighted that Prof Mike Bowker, Professor of Surface Science at School of Chemistry Cardiff University and Deputy Director of the Cardiff Catalysis Institute, is contributing to the Scientific Expert Workshop on “Carbon Capture and Utilisation” organised by SAPEA (Science Advice for Policy by European Academies) today.