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In today’s Morning Brief we bring you two new events happening in November concerning the research communities, news in protecting sustainable fisheries, the application of gender equality in R&I relating to COVID-19, and above all more news on COP26 as the event begins.

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In today's Morning Brief:

In today’s Morning Brief:

#BusinessNatureSummit is coming!

Registrations are now open for the 2021 European Business and Nature Summit (EBNS) on 30 November and 1 December. Business leaders and policymakers will meet at this virtual high-level political and technical forum to mobilise the business community and strengthen the European “Business for Biodiversity movement” called upon by the EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030.

You can sign up for this virtual event here.

SUSHI DROP: Protecting Sustainable Fisheries

Traditional assessment techniques of ecosystems knowledge, such as fish capture, can be extremely invasive, including a high risk of capturing many non-targeted organisms.

The Italian-Croatian SUSHI DROP project aims to develop an accurate and non-invasive method for mapping of marine ecosystems, using an unmanned underwater vehicle or “UVV”.

So far, two missions have been conducted to confirm the capabilities and performance of “Blucy”, a customized UUV, even in adverse marine and weather conditions. During these test runs, the researchers have collected biophysical data, videos and high-resolution images.

Thanks to the advanced technologies of the drone, such as the multibeam and high-resolution camera, it is possible to obtain a complete description of a given underwater area, from a morphological as well as a fauna point of view, highlighting benthic communities, fish and rock formations.

Read more about it here.

Apply for the Commission Expert Group on COVID-19, Gender Equality and R&I

The European Commission is launching an Expert Group on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on gender equality in EU R&I, funded under the “Widening participation and strengthening the European Research Area” 2021-2022 Work Programme of Horizon Europe.

The call for applications for selecting members of the Expert Group is now open. If you are an expert in one or more of the abovementioned areas, please complete your application, by filling out the necessary documents and enclosing a CV and cover letter, and send them by email to RTD-GENDERINRESEARCH@ec.europa.eu by 25 November 2021, 12 midday, CET.

What to watch for at COP26 in R&I

COP26, the event that begins this weekend, is being considered the mother of all climate change conferences as the topic becomes more and more serious.

It will have a different theme each day, with green finance, energy, water and oceans, land use, transport and cities all getting attention. Particularly relevant for researchers will be a day partly dedicated to ‘science and innovation” on Tuesday, November 9.

Science Business published a guide to six key questions that could animate the R&I debate in Glasgow as COP26 gets underway. Make sure you check it out here.

Science for a Net-Zero Transition

One of the ways in which the academic and research communities worldwide can address the urgent global challenges is by uniting efforts towards the net-zero transition. Realizing this transition represents and enormously complex challenge requiring mass collaboration.

For this reason, don’t miss Science Europe’s symposium in the fringe of COP26 to explore how the research community can unite their efforts to contribute to this transition. Find out more here, and register here!

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15/09/2023 – EARTO priorities for the next framework programme, UK-EU collaboration, key points for R&I from the State of the Union & much more

In today’s Morning Brief:
Horizon Europe
Last chance to become a Regional Innovation Valley – matchmaking map available
EARTO inputs to the European Research Area and Innovation Committee
Challenges ahead as other nations seek access to EU’s Horizon R&D programme
Uncertainty over working with the UK remains despite Horizon Europe deal
European Parliament clears path for Iliana Ivanova’s Commissioner appointment
EIB provides €15 million loan to crowd farming for sustainable agriculture innovation
Two new European Partnership calls open: Aquatic Ecosystem Services and Nature-Based Solutions Research
Research & Innovation
Ursula von der Leyen proposes global AI panel and fast-tracks access to supercomputers
EU Aims for stronger Research and Innovation partnerships with Africa
European Commission has opened a call for Experts on Economic and Societal Impact of R&I sought
Portugal sets up €8M defence research programme
EU Prioritizes Science Communication to Address Societal Challenges
News from INESC
Discover the influence of AI Chat GPT in healthcare: a deep dive into ethical concerns and the future.
INESC TEC has announced an international conference dedicated to management of technology
INESC MN has opened a Call for Expression of Interest for a Researcher Position in the are of Lab on a Chip and Microfluidic Systems
Job Opportunities
Events & Training workshops

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08/09/2023 – UK joins Horizon Europe and Copernicus, Ivanova´s first hearing on Horizon Europe, supercomputer Deucalion inaugurated in Portugal, new podcasts & much more

In today’s Morning Brief:
Horizon Europe
UK and European Commission reach consensus for British participation in Horizon Europe and Copernicus
Commissioner-Designate Iliana Ivanova’s hearing highlights
Seventh EU-Backed Supercomputer, Deucalion, inaugurated in Portugal
ERC announced 400 Starting Grants for EU Researchers
EIT InnoEnergy secures €140 million in private investment to boost impact
Research & Innovation
Regional Innovation Valley – Matchmaking map now available
Opinion article in Science Business by Ramon Wyss: Will AI help big tech dominate science?
MEPs Advocate for Small-Scale Nuclear Power Stations in the Fight Against Carbon Emissions
Artificial Intelligence raises concerns of pandemic risk, scientists urge caution
Temporary leadership change in European Commission’s Research and Innovation Portfolio
News from INESC
José Carlos Caldeira on Magellan Circle Podcast
First episode of the “Ciência e Sociedade” Podcast is out
INESC MN has opened a Call for Expression of Interest for a Researcher Position in the are of Lab on a Chip and Microfluidic Systems
Job Opportunities
Events & Training workshops

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01/09/2023 – European Commission´s new AI unit, upcoming challenges for European R&I policy, the new Green Deal leader statements, the role of universities of applied sciences & much more

In today’s Morning Brief:
Horizon Europe
Commission’s research directorate to develop a new artificial intelligence in science policy
Back to school: what’s on the European research and innovation policy agenda this autumn
Ivanova gets ready to lock horns with MEPs
EU won’t ‘dilute’ ambition, says new climate chief
Universities of applied sciences are shaping up to boost EU research outputs
Romania to launch new funding programme aimed at luring back researchers from abroad
EIT Manufacturing announces partnership with regional business promotion agency in Austria
Research & Innovation
EU Digital Markets Act and Digital Services Act explained
Research Data Alliance fosters cross-disciplinary, global data sharing
Latvia to overhaul PhDs and academic careers
To tackle wildfires, researchers in Europe team up with frontline forces
Clothing manufacturers aim to get fashionable with greener practices
The top 18 centres of trustworthy artificial intelligence research
Six online courses to boost your skills and knowledge
News from INESC
Improving the performance of databases: INESC TEC research presented at international conference
Job Opportunities
Events & Training workshops

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