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Breakfast Briefing on SAPEA report Food from the Oceans

When

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 - 08:45

Where

Academy House, 19 Dawson Street, Dublin 2

Tickets

To register please RSVP to policy@ria.ie

As a member of the Science Advice for Policy by European Academies (SAPEA), we will be hosting a breakfast briefing with Dr Stephen Hynes and Professor Paul Holm, on a recent scientific evidence review report produced by the Horizon 2020-funded SAPEA consortium, Food from the Oceans.

Food from the Oceans

This report advises how more food and biomass can be obtained from the oceans in a way that does not deprive future generations of their benefits. It can inform maritime, fisheries and aquaculture policy development and implementation in the coming years to help increase the quantity of sustainable food coming from the ocean. This includes preparations for whatever succeeds the present European Maritime and Fisheries Fund under the post-2020 Multi-Annual Financial Framework for EU policy priorities

The Breakfast Briefing will highlight some of the important discussion points from the report that are of particular interest to Ireland.  

Guests are invited to arrive from 08:45 for a 09:00 start. Tea/coffee and breakfast pastries will be supplied for guests. The event will conclude by 10:30.

To register please RSVP to policy@ria.ie

For futher queries please contact c.skerritt@ria.ie

About Dr Stephen Hynes

Dr Stephen Hynes is a lecturer in the Disciple of Economics at NUI Galway. He is also the director of the Socio-Economic Marine Research Unit. He has a PhD in Environmental Economics from Stirling University, Scotland. He is currently the Principle Investigator on a number of large multi-disciplinary projects including the Irish Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and the Marine funded “Economic & Social Research related to the Development of the Dynamics of the Marine Sector in Ireland”, the EU FP7 funded SOCIOEC project and the EU INTERREG funded MARNET. Dr Hynes has a strong background in applied environmental/natural resource economic research and extensive work experience in econometric modelling. He has previously worked as an environmental economist in the Rural Economy Research Centre, Teagasc. Dr Hynes’ main research interest is in microeconomic behaviour analysis, related to marine/agriculture and rural development policy and his work has been published by a number of the top-ranked journals in the fields of marine, environmental and natural resource economics.

About Professor Poul Holm

Professor Poul Holm is a  Professor of Environmental History at Trinity College Dublin. He  has studied the impact of war on everyday life in Norway, Sweden and Denmark between 1550 and 1914 and published widely on medieval and early modern marine environment, coastal communities, and maritime culture. A special interest area for Professor Holm are the Viking settlements in Ireland. He has published more than a hundred academic papers and several books.

He is a member of the editorial boards of several academic journals (Humanities, Mariners' Mirror, Arts and Humanities in Higher Education, Global Environment, Journal of Marine and Island Cultures). He has been awarded visiting research fellowships at the University of Cambridge, the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study, and the San Cataldo Foundation in Amalfi, Italy. He was a co-awardee of the prize for the Best Research of the Year 2009 by videnskab.dk, a Danish science magazine, and was knighted by the Danish Queen for services to research in 2008. In 2011 the Japanese Cosmos Prize was awarded to the Scientific Steering Committee (of which Professor Holm was a member) of the Census of Marine Life. In 2015 Professor Holm was elected a Member of Academia Europaea, and he currently holds a European Research Council Advanced Grant.

Science at the Academy

At the Royal Irish Academy, we champion research and promote awareness of how science enriches our lives and benefits society. As we believe that good research needs to be promoted, sustained and communicated, we bring academia, government and industry together to address issues of mutual interest, and in doing so, we contribute to public debate and policy formation. As a member of the Science Advice for Policy by European Academies (SAPEA), the Royal Irish Academy will be hosting a breakfast briefing with Dr Stephen Hynes and Professor Paul Holm, on a recent scientific evidence review report produced by the Horizon 2020-funded SAPEA consortium, Food from the Oceans, in Academy House, 19 Dawson Street, Dublin 2, on Wednesday 4th April 2018.

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