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

Professor 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.

Graham Hutchings
Professor Graham Hutchings

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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.

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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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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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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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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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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Academia Europaea Hubs play key role at international academy workshops

Academia Europaea Hubs play key role at international academy workshops

Members of the Academia Europaea Hubs played an active role at a workshop designed to strengthen relationships between academies, held at the Royal Academy of Engineering, Madrid, on 21st-22nd September.  The workshops are an integral part of the SAPEA (Science for Policy by European Academies) project.

Workshop participants at the Royal Academy of Engineering, Madrid, September 2017
Workshop participants at the Royal Academy of Engineering, Madrid, September 2017

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Food from the oceans comes to Cardiff!

Food from the oceans comes to Cardiff!

Thousands of people came to Cardiff Bay over three days, 14th to 16th July, to enjoy the annual Cardiff Food and Drink Festival.

Food from the Oceans was the theme of a programme of events hosted at the Norwegian Church.  This open and free programme of events was the result of collaboration between the Cardiff and Bergen Hubs, together with SAPEA (Science Advice for Policy by European Academies).  We worked closely with other partners, including the SAM (Science Advice Mechanism) Unit, the Learned Society of Wales, the Hordaland County in Norway and Cardiff University.

Food from the Oceans at the SAPEA stall
Food from the Oceans at the SAPEA stall

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