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Expert workshop #2

Posted on the 8 April 2019 by Paula Kellett

With a background of snow on the beach, SOPHIE expert group members recently gathered for their second workshop aiming to set the scope for a Strategic Research Agenda for Oceans and Human Health research in Europe.

Held in Ostend, Belgium, the workshop was held over 2 days and was attended by 13 of the Expert Group members, including European and International participants.

The aim of this workshop was to select the main Oceans and Human Health themes that would be covered in the Strategic Research Agenda. This selection will also be heavily influenced by all other project activities. Once this selection was made, the group elaborated on the themes by defining possible research questions and visions for each theme.

Members of the Expert Group pose on a stair case

Expert Group attendees for workshop #2

The group also considered what would make the SRA impactful, including its content, layout, presentation, framing and audience. Dr Paula Kellett, Science Officer at the European Marine Board, organised the session and said:

We had a great two days of insightful and rewarding discussion and made huge progress. I really have to thank our wonderful Expert Group and Facilitator for that. We will be communicating about the SRA themes soon, so watch this space!

The first expert workshop was held in April 2018, find out more about that here.

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