SOPHIE members gathered in Dun Laoghaire, Ireland in April, to take part in the first of two expert workshops.
In their first meeting, the group discussed the core themes which should be included in a final research agenda and to ensure agreement on the scope of the project, explored the definitions of three key terms:
- Human Health
They considered how oceans and human health research priorities are likely to change over time, and formulated broad research questions which would need to be answered.
The group also considered the types of EU-wide ocean and health policies already in place and how these filter down to national level. They noted that marine policy tends to be set a European level, whilst health policies are often dictated on a national scale.
“We’re really fortunate to have a dedicated set of experts to help us steer the SOPHIE project. These discussions will be important in shaping the research we undertake over the next couple of years, and vital to compiling an effective research agenda.”
You can read more about the expert workshop here.
The Expert Group combined interdisciplinary knowledge from researchers and professionals to develop a vision for the future of Oceans and Human Health.
Listening to people from across Europe to define future oceans and human health research priorities.
- 15 June 2018
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