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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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16/05/2022: INESC-ID at SciComPT, INESC TEC and a new modelling language, Energy Poverty Conference, EIT Health report, and more.

In today’s Morning Brief:
– ERC president Maria Leptin elected fellow of Royal Society;
– INESC-ID present at SciComPT 2022;
– INESC TEC team contributed to a new version of Alloy modelling language;
– Innovation and Technology Transfer in Central and Southeast Europe;
– MACUSTAR study on common cause of blindness gets regulatory nod;
– EU readies €195 billion plan to quit Russian fossil fuels;
– First report on the performance of European Partnerships under Horizon Europe;
– Mechanobiology of Cancer Summer School 2022;
– Energy Poverty Advisory Hub Conference – Moving Towards Energy Autonomy: How to Guarantee Social Inclusion;
– EIT Health publishes report on building sustainable healthcare systems;
– Bringing the best of European produce to your table;
– Viewpoint: Energy should be at the heart of EU-Japan research cooperation;
– EU-Azerbaijan – Senior officials meet to reinforce energy cooperation.

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13/05/2022: INESC Brussels HUB Summer Meeting 2022, Technology Infrastructures, Horizon Europe, EU Soil Mission, and more.

In today’s Morning Brief:
– INESC Brussels HUB Summer Meeting 2022;
– EU boosts R&D funding in Finland with €523M in cohesion money;
– Nine case studies for a European strategy on technology infrastructures;
– Results of the second Call for Technical Assistance;
– Commission says European Innovation Council grant logjam to end in June;
– Horizon Europe call for proposals for a “Network for innovative solutions for the future of democracy” is open;
– Making the polluter pay: Commission seeks views on EU environmental liability laws;
– The Commission’s renewed strategy for the EU’s outermost regions puts people first and unlocks their potential – including the blue economy;
– Western democracies craft alliance on quantum technology;
– Call submission figures for Horizon Europe – Reforming the European R&I system;
– EU Soil Mission: €95 million call opens;
– The EU and Japan open Horizon Europe association talks;
– Academic sector makes moves to going green;
– MLZ Conference 2022: Neutrons for Mobility;
– EIT Manufacturing LEADERS – Women Innovators call in now open;
– EU and China to hold the 15th Joint Steering Committee Meeting on Science and Technology Cooperation;
– UK research assessment could shift money away from London, Oxford and Cambridge.

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12/05/2022: EU Missions Info Days, Fit for 55, European Open Science Cloud, European Innovation Ecosystems, and more.

In today’s Morning Brief:
– The report on the final outcomes of the Conference on the Future of Europe is now online;
– EU Missions Info Days;
– New study unveils how the CAP is contributing to animal welfare and antimicrobial use reduction;
– Mission “Restore our Ocean and Waters by 2030” launches a second wave of actions;
– Fit for 55: MEPs back CO2 emission standards for cars and vans;
– Prior information notice related to “Managed Services for the European Open Science Cloud Platform”;
– EIB report: COVID-19 pandemic intensified EU’s transition to a digital economy;
– Experts urge rethink of energy metrics to fully decarbonise buildings;
– European Innovation Ecosystems work programme: Upcoming calls worth €29.5 million;
– Tech.eu Summit 2022.

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