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The SAPEA Food from the Oceans report for the European Commission had considerable input from the Action. Poul Holm (OPP chair) was co-chair of the report and Gesche

Krause (WG lead) was a member of the report team.

Ms Nina Vieira (Portugal Early Stage Researcher) II International Symposium of History and Anthropology of Whaling Industry in the Seas of South America". 24-05-2017 to 24-05-2017

Poul Holm/Gesche Krause (Chair and Member of Social Science Expert group) EU Commission. Science Evidence Report on “Food from the Oceans”

Responding to a request from the European Commission formulated by Karmenu Vella - Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, the Group of Chief Scientific Advisors investigated how more food and biomass can be obtained from the oceans in a way that does not deprive future generations of their benefits. The Scientific Opinion is informed by a scientific evidence review report produced by the Horizon 2020-funded Science Advice for Policy by European Academies (SAPEA) consortium. A co-ordination group was established by the Group of Chief Scientific Advisors to which SAPEA experts Professors Dag Lorents Aksnes and Poul Holm were invited and were involved in monitoring the evidence review process.

Science Advice Mechanism (SAM) – SAPEA (Science Advice to Policy by European Academies)

The Group of Chief Scientific Advisors is an expert group of the European Commission and provides independent scientific advice to the College of European Commissioners to inform their decision making. The Group is supported by a dedicated Unit staffed by the European Commission’s Research and Innovation and Joint Research Centre Directorates General. The Group of Chief Scientific Advisors and the Unit work closely with the SAPEA (Science Advice for Policy by European Academies) consortium which consists of the 5 European Academy Networks Academia Europaea, ALLEA, EASAC, Euro-CASE and FEAM.SAPEA

brings together the outstanding knowledge and expertise of Fellows from over 100 Academies and Learned Societies in over 40 countries across Europe, spanning the disciplines of engineering, humanities, medicine, natural sciences and social sciences. Together, the Group of Chief Scientific Advisors, the Unit and SAPEA are known as the Scientific Advice Mechanism ('SAM').

Katia Frangoudes, Siri Gerrard, Cristina Pita, Organization of three panels at the IX MARE Conference “Maritimes Mobilities” Amsterdam 5-7 July 2017, on Gender/Women Relations within Coastal and Fisheries Communities: From Past to Present

Scientists Practitioners Government Marine students and researchers Experts in the areas of as law, history, economics, political science, public administration, anthropology, and geography.

95 catalogued historical metadata entries available through this link

OPP videos of meetings which took place during the action OPP video “From Sea Monsters to Sea Darlings”

Facebook page to encourage local communities to get in touch with any whale bone they come across, to get it identified, was created: This helps raise the profile of the work, and also helps in the development of the manual and whale identification skills. In setting up this page there were also contacts with marine biologists, including staff of Scottish Natural Heritage, and we have plans to collaborate on whale bone recording in the future.

Facebook page to disseminategeneral information about the history, biology and conservation of whales and other large marine animals was created: This page helps particularly in the circulation of scientific news, general information, conferences and other events, mostly to the Portuguese speaking countries.

EU COST European Cooperation in Science and Technology OPP

Last updated 25 February 2019 (Email).