Blue-Action TO DOs 10 December 2018

Added by Chiara Bearzotti about 1 month ago

Dear all,

Item 1: Have you uploaded your presentations given in Almada? Please check /(Ref:Chiara Bearzotti, DMI)
We have a deliverable to write as "minutes" of this internal meeting. Chiara needs to have all materials available on this NEW redmine page:
Please use this NEW page to upload all the presentations/photos/business canvas materials circulated at the meeting.
Chiara has opened a NEW "issue" page for these presentations and removed them from the wiki page.
Why we have removed the presentations from the wiki? Because of the following:
  • Contents in the "WIKI": are accessible without redmine login.
  • Contents in the "Issues" are accessible only with redmine login.
    If you do not find your presentation in this "issue" page, please upload it again. Chiara had to transfer files in a rush and might have forgotten something.
    Please check again!

Item 2: We are still recruiting a WP8 leader / (Ref: Lindsay Vare, SRSL)
Blue-Action is hiring! Strong team player for leading our WP8 Communication Dissemination Engagement and Exploitation
Vacancy text:
Please share with your teams and networks.

Item 3: Recently published report from the UK Parliament Environmental Audit Committee / (Ref: Stuart Cunningham, SAMS)

It covers:
  • Environmental changes in the arctic, with a focus on plastics.
  • UK Arctic research and funding
  • UK’s relationship with the Arctic (with a section specifically about Scotland’s arctic policy)
  • Commercialisation of the Arctic
Highlights around Research related to the UK Arctic research and funding:
The UK is the fourth largest producer of Arctic research papers in the world and operates an Arctic research station in Ny-Ålesund, Svalbard. However, the Committee believes that the UK’s research approach needs to evolve to reflect the complexity of social and environmental change in the Arctic. The Committee recommends:
  • UK Arctic research is world leading but it is disappointing that its infrastructure in the Arctic is modest compared to Antarctica. BEIS should significantly increase funding for Arctic research infrastructure and the Government should outline a plan for doing so.
  • The framework for Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) programmes should be expanded to provide the same level of coordinated research for other important emerging issues.
  • To remain a world-class leader in Arctic research, the UK will need to move towards a multidisciplinary approach, which includes the social sciences and brings research together from across research councils.
  • The Government should allocate specific funds for an Arctic project within UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) which would enable collaboration between the Economic and Social, Arts and Humanities and Natural Environment Research Council.
  • There is uncertainty about UK research funding post-Brexit. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office should make the case for securing funding for Arctic research to the Treasury and to BEIS. The UK should seek the current level of collaboration and coordination with the EU when negotiating its future relationship.

All the best!