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Blue innovation: Oceans to feed the planet - Round table

27 February 2018, Brussels

This Round Table organised by the Science Business Network aims to once more bring the importance of Oceans in the food chain up to discussion.

''The over-exploitation of lands has shown its limits. In the meantime, oceans reveal more and more resources. How can research and innovation unlock this vital potential?''

Science|Business will bring together its members and experts to discuss the importance of marine research to face the growing global demand for food and transform the food chain.

Featured speakers are:

  • Pearl Dykstra - Deputy Chair, Scientific Advice Mechanism, High Level Group
  • Poul Holm - Chair, SAPEA Social Sciences and Humanities Working Group on Food from the Oceans
  • Ricardo Serrão Santos - Member, European Parliament



EU Aquaculture – Farmed in the EU Regions

2 February 2018

The European Commission and the European Committee of the Region have the pleasure to invite you to attend a joint event dedicated to regional actors of the aquaculture sector:
"EU aquaculture – Farmed in the EU Regions"
During this conference, Carina Keskitalo, Member of the High Level Group of Advisors of the Scientific Advice Mechanism will be presenting the last scientific opinion on 'Food from the Oceans' delivered last 30 November 2017 to the College of the European Commission.
Professor Dag Aksnes, representitve of the Science Advice for Policy By European Academies (SAPEA) will also be presenting the Evidence Review Report produced by SAPEA on 'Food from the Oceans', which informed the SAM HLG Scientific Opinion.
The Conference will be held on 2nd February 2018 in Brussels, at the European Committee of the Regions and will be open to Member States representatives, Regional Authorities and other stakeholders.
The event will take place in meeting room JDE 51, Rue Belliard 99-101, 1040 Brussels, with registration starting at 08:30h.
You are welcome to register on the following link: Registrations

The online registration will remain open until 30 Januray 2018.

Scientific expert workshop - Novel carbon capture and utilisation technologies: research and climate aspects

25 January 2018, Brussels

The Scientific Advice Mechanism (SAM) has been tasked by the College of Commissioners to develop a scientific opinion on the topic “Novel carbon capture and utilisation technologies: research and climate aspects”.

SAPEA (Science Advice for Policy by European Academies) and the SAM High Level Group of Advisors are organizing an 'invitation only' scientific expert workshop which will take place at the Palais des Académies in Brussels.

This scientific workshop will complement the evidence gathering that will be performed by the SAPEA Consortium. All these results will provide input for the opinion to be developed by the High-Level Group (HLG).

The opinion is due to be delivered by the end of April 2018.The SAM will provide scientific advice based on existing research to assess the climate mitigation potential of novel carbon capture and utilisation (CCU) technologies to inform future policy decisions including financial support.

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Lunch Time Event on 'The Mission of Quantum Technologies' - organised by SAM

25 January 2018, Brussels

The Scientific Advice Mechanism, together with Diretorate A, from Research and Innovation are organising an internal lunch time event to talk about 'The Mission of Quantum Technologies'.

Professor Tommaso Calarco, Ulm University is the Guest Speaker.


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