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JRC-Cambridge collaboration meeting

The Joint Research Centre (JRC) and the University of Cambridge signed an MoU in September to promote and further collaboration between the two institutions over the next three years.

The first pilot topic is ‘green economy and sustainability ‘ and following an initial discussion in August, a group from JRC will visit Cambridge on the 19th November to explore pilot projects related policy, food security and biodiversity conservation.  


Profiles of everyone who joined the meetings

 

Dr Harriet Allen
  • Senior Lecturer,
  • Department of Gepgraphy, University of Cambridge
Dr Rosamunde Almond
  • Deputy Director of the Forum,
  • Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP), University of Cambridge,
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Professor Andrew Balmford
  • Professor of Conservation Science,
  • Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge
Alexandra Bell
  • Graduate student in the Ecosystems and Global Change group,
  • Department of Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge
Dr Alan Belward
  • Head of the Land Resource Management Unit,
  • Institute for Environment and Sustainability,
  • European Commission’s Joint Research Center (JRC) in Ispra, Italy
Dr Mike Bithell
  • Assistant Director of Research in Computing,
  • Department of Geography, University of Cambridge
Dr David Coomes
  • Head of the Forest Ecology and Conservation group,
  • Department of Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge
Dr Lynn Dicks
  • NERC Research Fellow,
  • Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge
Dr Robert Doubleday
  • Executive Director, Centre for Science and Policy,
  • University of Cambridge
Dr Grégoire Dubois
  • Project Leader Biodiversity & Ecosystems Services (BES),
  • Institute for Environment and Sustainability,
  • European Commission’s Joint Research Center (JRC) in Ispra, Italy
Jéssica Fonseca Da Silva
  • Graduate student in the Forest Ecology and Conservation group,
  • Department of Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge
Dr Ksenia Gerasimova
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate,
  • Centre for Development Studies, University of Cambridge
Professor Chris Gilligan
  • Professor of Mathematical Biology
  • Department of Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge
Dr Neil Hubbard
  • Head of Monitoring Agricultural Resources (MARS) Unit,
  • Institute for Environment and Sustainability,
  • European Commission’s Joint Research Center (JRC) in Ispra, Italy
Dr Francois Kayitakire
  • Senior Scientist within the Food Security (FOODSEC) Group,
  • Institute of Environment and Sustainability (IES),
  • Joint Research Center (JRC) of the European Commission, based in Ispra, Italy
Dr Pam Kennedy
  • Senior Expert at the Institute for Environment and Sustainability,
  • European Commission’s Joint Research Center (JRC) in Ispra, Italy
Dr Eszter Krasznai Kovàcs
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate
Dr Nazia Mintz-Habib
  • University Lecturer in Public Policy in the Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS),
  • Senior Research Fellow, Centre of Development Studies,
  • University of Cambridge
Stephen Peedell
  • Senior Scientific Officer in the Land Resource Management Unit,
  • Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission (based in Ispra, Italy)
Professor Jaideep Prabhu
  • Jawaharlal Nehru Professor of Indian Business & Enterprise
  • Director of the Centre for India & Global Business (CIGB),
  • Judge Business School, University of Cambridge
Mark Reader
  • Research Assistant in the Rural Business Unit,
  • Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge
Dr Martin Roberts
  • Director of the University of Cambridge Natural Capital Leaders Platform,
  • Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL), University of Cambridge
David Christian Rose
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Conservation Biology Group,
  • Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge
Dr Will Simonson
  • The Coordinator of the Global Food Security Initiative,
  • Department of Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge
Jean-Michel Terres
  • Scientific Officer in the Monitoring Agricultural Resources (MARS) Unit, Institute of Environment and Sustainability (IES),
  • European Commission’s Joint Research Center (JRC) in Ispra, Italy
Dr Liz Watson
  • Senior Lecturer and Pybus Fellow of Newnham College,
  • Department of Geography, University of Cambridge
Béatrice Wedeux
  • Graduate student in the Forest Ecology and Conservation group,
  • Department of Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge
Dr David Wilkinson
  • Director of the Institute for Environment and Sustainability,
  • European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) in Ispra, Italy
Ekaterina Yatskovskaya
  • Doctoral Researcher in the International Manufacturing group,
  • Institute for Manufacturing, University of Cambridge

The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is the European Commission's in-house science service which employs scientists to carry out research in order to provide independent scientific advice and support to EU policy.

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The Institute for Environment and Sustainability (JRC-IES) is one of seven JRC Institutes and its mission is to provide scientific and technical support to EU policies for the protection of the environment, and the more efficient and sustainable management of natural resources at global and continental scales.

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Focusing on crop production, agricultural activities and rural development, the MARS Unit provides timely forecasts, early assessments and the scientific underpinning for efficient monitoring and control systems. Their work serves the Agriculture and Food policies of the European Union, their impact on rural economies and on the environment, encompassing the global issues of food security and climate change.

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