Cardiff Hub to coordinate new topic for the European Scientific Advice Mechanism

Cardiff Hub to coordinate new topic for the European Scientific Advice Mechanism

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.

Cardiff’s Graham Hutchings MAE an author of the newly-published report on Carbon Capture and Utilisation

Cardiff’s Graham Hutchings MAE an author of the newly-published report on Carbon Capture and Utilisation

p6 1Professor 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.

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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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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.

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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 compilation 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.

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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.

Hosted at the Estonian Academy of Sciences in Tallinn, it was designed as a complementary event to the international conference, European Research Excellence: Impact and Value for Society, held the previous day.  Both took place as part of the programme of the Estonian Presidency of the European Council.  Over 30 countries were represented.

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