Professor Ole Petersen has accepted an invitation to join an expert working group, to establish procedures for assuring the quality of scientific advice given in the context of the European Scientific Advice Mechanism.
He attended the first physical meeting of the group in Paris, 18th-19th April. Hub Manager, Louise Edwards, who also attended the meeting, will be the first to apply the procedures for the current topic, Food from the Oceans, which is expected to produce an evidence review report by late summer.
Science and policy: report from the INGSA conference
A joint conference of the European Commission and the International Network for Government Science Advice (INGSA) was held in Brussels on 29th-30th September. It attracted a capacity audience of over 600 people from 72 countries worldwide. This was an important event for Academia Europaea and the Cardiff Knowledge Hub, given our role in the forthcoming SAPEA (Science Advice for Policy by European Academies) project.