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, Vice-President of AE (representing the Chair of SAPEA Board); Rolf-Dieter Heuer, Chair GCSA; Elvira Fortunato, GCSA; and Nicole Grobert, GCSA.

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Spotlight: An interview with Professor John Tucker MAE

Spotlight: An interview with Professor John Tucker MAE

As part of our interview series with members of Academia Europaea, Professor John Tucker, Professor of Computer Science at Swansea University, generously shares his professional highlights and talks about what being an MAE means to him.

 

Prof John Tucker
Prof John Tucker. Image courtesy of the Royal Society

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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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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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