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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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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Congratulations to Professor Peter Halligan on his appointment as Chief Scientific Adviser for Wales

Congratulations to Professor Peter Halligan on his appointment as Chief Scientific Adviser for Wales

The Welsh Government has announced the appointment of Professor Peter W Halligan PhD DSc FBPsS FPSI FMedSci FRSB, Chief Executive Learned Society of Wales and Honorary Professor at the School of Psychology Cardiff University, as the new Chief Scientific Adviser for Wales.

Prof Peter Halligan moderates the panel debate The future of UK research and scholarship hosted by the Cardiff Hub
Prof Peter Halligan moderates the panel debate The future of UK research and scholarship hosted by the Cardiff Hub on 11 November 2016

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