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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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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Scientific integrity, public policy and better regulation

Scientific integrity, public policy and better regulation

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.

European Risk Forum Conference
European Risk Forum Conference

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Professor Mike Bowker, contributes to Scientific Expert Workshop on “Carbon Capture and Utilisation”

Professor Mike Bowker, contributes to Scientific Expert Workshop on “Carbon Capture and Utilisation”

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.

Professor Mike Bowker operating Cardiff University's XPS machine
Professor Mike Bowker operating Cardiff University’s XPS machine

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

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Crossing boundaries: new approaches to science for policy in Europe

Crossing boundaries: new approaches to science for policy in Europe

On Friday 13th October, a major symposium examined how global policy challenges are being addressed through evidence-based scientific advice.  The event was organised by the SAPEA (Science for Policy by European Academies) consortium, with Academia Europaea Cardiff responsible for shaping the programme.

Panel on public engagement (from left: Dr Julia Stamm, Erika Widegren, Dr Franck Courchamp, Richard, Hudson, Professor Brian Cox)
Panel on public engagement (from left: Dr Julia Stamm, Erika Widegren, Dr Franck Courchamp, Richard, Hudson, Professor Brian Cox)

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