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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.
31/05/2022: BioData.PT Session 3, EU AI Law, European Sustainable Energy Week, LIFE Awards 2022 Winners, EU Green Deal, and more.
In today’s Morning Brief:
– BioData.PT Talks Session 3: Recent Artificial Intelligence Tools and Architectures for Structural Biology;
– EUA Policy Input: Considerations for a “European Degree”;
– Putting Science into Standards;
– The EU AI law will not be future-proof unless it regulates general purpose AI systems;
– European Sustainable Energy Week: Going green and digital for Europe’s energy transition;
– European Commission reveals winners of LIFE Awards 2022;
– Interact with statistics for the European Green Deal;
– EU countries urged to prepare for Russian gas cut: Summit draft.
In today’s Morning Brief:
– INESC TEC coordinated a workshop on Machine Learning;
– Access to financial products for persons with a history of cancer in EU Member States;
– Eurostat regional yearbook: From traditional printed publication to modern interactive tool;
– ‘World-first’ project for capturing defunct satellites ramps up;
– Hydrogen: BAM sets up digitally networked research filling station to increase safety of technology;
– EFCA coordinates EU efforts to monitor the bluefin tuna fishing season;
– Zero Pollution Monitoring and Outlook Workshop – Report;
– Commission outlines defence R&D priorities in new €924M work programme.
26/05/2022: INESC-ID research grants, new MSCA platform, Horizon Europe UK backup, REPowerEU, Fit for 55, and more.
In today’s Morning Brief:
– INESC-ID: Nuno Lopes receives research grants from Google and Woven Alpha;
– EU ramping up efforts for strategic autonomy in raw materials;
– Laurence Moreau appointed head of the ERC executive agency;
– Event: The UK’s Position in Global Science and Innovation;
– New MSCA networking platform for future applicants;
– Application system opens for UK Horizon backup grants;
– Fraunhofer elects three new executive vice-presidents;
– FaST Navigator study identifies models necessary to provide accurate advice on the use of fertilisers to EU farmers;
– Germany’s pacifist universities pose obstacle to militarisation of EU R&D;
– Webinar: The European Standardisation Booster;
– MSCA Cluster event on Mission Ocean and Waters;
– REPowerEU: Commission establishes the EU Energy Platform Task Force to secure alternative supplies;
– Horizon Europe mission on carbon-neutral cities kicks into gear;
– Fit for 55: New EU carbon sink goal will increase 2030 reduction target;
– A new Blue Economy Observatory to monitor and promote the sustainability of our ocean related activities;
– Zero Pollution Monitoring and Outlook Workshop – Report.