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In today's Morning Brief:

Public consultation on sustainable fisheries agreements

Fisheries are an increasingly important target of public scrutiny, and a significant aspect to tackle for the EU Green Deal objectives regarding marine biodiversity and healthy seas. For this reason, the Commission is conducting an evaluation of Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreements, and is now collecting feedback from the public, both citizens and stakeholders. The public consultations is available here.


Climate science from space: Interview with Miguel Bello, Director of AIR Centre and Ricardo Conde, President of the Portuguese Space Agency

With its Copernicus constellation of satellites, the European Union is considered a world leader when it comes to earth observation technology. The challenge now is to develop services at an affordable cost for potential commercial users like farmers or public services such as natural disaster response teams. Read it here.


Projects for hydrogen investment pipeline

The European Commission has launched an invitation to submit projects for renewable and low-carbon hydrogen technologies and solutions. The project collection is directed to the members of the European Clean Hydrogen Alliance and aims at building a pipeline of investments in hydrogen technologies, as set out in the objectives of the Hydrogen Strategy for climate-neutral Europe. The call for projects is open until May 7th; the projects will be reviewed on occasion of the next Hydrogen Forum meeting, on 17-18 June.


Workshop on Energy Performance of Buildings

As part of the revision process of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive 2010/31/EU, the Commission is hosting a series of workshops aiming to obtain stakeholders input to the preparation of the revision. The revision is part of the EU Green Deal strategic action plan for greening our buildings, aiming to double the annual energy renovation rate of buildings by 2030 and to foster deep renovations. The second workshop of the series, focusing on minimum energy performance standards for existing buildings, will take place on April 15th. Registration is possible by contacting the project representative.

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19/05/2022: REPower EU, Green Transition, Natura 2000 awards, EU Blue Economy Report, Women in the Blue Economy, and more.

In today’s Morning Brief:
– REPower EU: A plan to rapidly reduce dependence on Russian fossil fuels and fast forward the green transition;
– Research and Innovation to REPower the EU;
– ASEM Global Lifelong Learning Week;
– Scientists from the University of Coimbra test new intelligent monitoring systems for vineyards;
– Natura 2000 Awards: EU recognises excellence in nature protection across Europe;
– EU urges building insulation push in bid to end reliance on Russian gas;
– Finland, Japan open call for research cooperation;
– EU Blue Economy report: Ocean economy fuels European green transition;
– The “Women in the Blue Economy” call for proposals is now open;
– EPFL: A new law unchains fusion energy.

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18/05/2022: Climate Change, Artificial Intelligence, Russian gas supply, Partnerships for Regional Innovation, and more.

In today’s Morning Brief:
– Renewable energy industry says EU fund for clean tech is failing its mission;
– The Guild: Diversity, sustainability and quality must be the hallmarks of academic publishing in Europe;
– Climate change: MEPs push for accelerated EU action and energy independence;
– EU and US edge closer together on AI at latest Trade and Technology Council meeting;
– Open Call: New EU TalentOn invites young, academic talent to find solutions for our most pressing challenges;
– Commission launches EPREL database to help consumers on energy efficient products;
– LEAK: EU countries urged to prepare for Russian gas ‘supply shock’;
– Forging sustainable timber construction in Europe;
– President Zelensky urges US universities to help rebuild Ukraine’s higher education system;
– Partnerships for Regional Innovation: 63 regions, seven cities and four Member States selected for Pilot Action.

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17/05/2022: Renewable Energies, Lump Sum Funding in Horizon Europe, EU Missions, Gender Equality, and more.

In today’s Morning Brief:
– In focus: Employment in EU’s renewable energy sector;
– Webinar: Lump Sum Funding in Horizon Europe: How does it work? How to write a proposal?;
– Horizon Europe – EU Missions calls 2022: Virtual brokerage event;
– BAM and BTU team up to close Germany’s skills gap in hydrogen technologies;
– A plan for achieving gender equality in the research and innovation system;
– SymbNET PhD Summer school on host-microbe symbioses;
– Tracking agricultural-related deforestation.

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