Institute for Science and Ethics
Science & Ethics synergies for responsible innovations
The Institute for Science and Ethics supports and accompanies private or academic organizations to develop ethical approaches and frameworks, to help forming value-based collaborations and allows to better assess and monitor any innovation products or concepts.
This is based on solid collaboration with our experts: scientists in the marine and health sectors, experts in IT and digitalization, philosopher and social scientists.
The institute offers also the development of communication strategies towards policy makers and various stakeholders in science.
Applied Ethics -Through reflection and implementation of methodologies, the Institute provides solutions to minimize risks linked to any innovative projects.
Diagnostic of innovation impact
…to identify the main potential short-term or long-term impact of the development of new technologies on human health, the environment, protection of the person and geo-politics.
Identification of legal framework
…when innovations do not fall into specific legislation but are linked to several existing regulations at national and European levels.
…this creative process, co-designed with the main interested party, aims at producing and communicating new ideas to develop methodologies to overcome the ethical challenges.
…of the methodologies which include specific actions to ensure the protection of persons, to minimize the impact on the environment / human health. Where severe ethical issues, Ethical committees can be implemented in correlation with the sector of interest.
Dr Michèle Barbier, is a marine biologist educated in the medical field and has more than 20-year experience in marine sciences and in management of large international consortium. She is now Independent Ethics Expert for the European Commission and has been involved in many projects dealing with Intellectual Property Rights and legislation.
She has a long experience as scientific officer in an inter-governmental organisation setting dialogue with Policy makers and various stakeholders.
She is now co-coordinator of the section France of the International Association for Promoting GeoEthics – IAPG.
Please see CV here: CV_Michèle Barbier
Ethics & legislation
- Marine bioprospecting & Nagoya protocol, UNCLOS
- Data protection & EU regulation 2016/679
Reflection & discussion on innovative products/concepts
- Co-design methodologies to overcome issues.
- Set-up dialogue with policy-makers to inform.
- Marine Biotechnology
- Seaweed Aquaculture
- Ocean observation
- Connected objects
Dialogue with Policy makers
Set-up Dialogue with Policy makers and various stakeholders.
- Design of guidelines or white papers related to different topics.
- Identification of the main stakeholders for dissemination
Management of major scientific consortia or WPs.
- Respect cultural difference and human
- International dimension
Definition of strategies for communication towards policy makers, scientists, the public at large and economic actors.
The European Commission organized the workshop “Marine genetic resources in areas beyond national jurisdiction: bridging policy, law, science and research and development” on 21st and 22nd May, in Brussels. Great event.
Report, presentations and photos available here.
Frontiers in Marine Biotechnology Conference, Muscat, Oman, 5 February 2018
Presentation of PEGASUS: Phycomorph European Guidelines for Sustainable Aquaculture of seaweeds at the Aquaculture Canada 2018 Conference, Québec, 27-30 May, 2018, Québec, Canada
EGU conference, Vienna, April 11 2018 at 9h30
5th AtlantOS Newsletter ‘Impact on Atlantic Ocean Observing – the leverage of AtlantOS beyond the project lifetime’ announcing the transition from AtlantOS the project to AtlantOS the program. More to come.
The PEGASUS guidelines are released for a sustainable development of seaweed aquaculture, a Phycomorph COST Action FA1406. This comprehensive technical document is intended for all stakeholders in seaweed aquaculture who wish to promote the sustainable development of this important economic sector.
It is accompanied by a concluding document (20-pages) and a brochure (8p) for the industry and policymakers. Access here
The PEGASUS – PHYCOMORPH European Guidelines for a Sustainable Aquaculture of Seaweeds, edited by M. Barbier, B. Charrier, R. Araujo, S.L. Holdt, B. Jacquemin & C. Rebours, COST Action FA1406, is now released. www.phycomorph.org
This new H2020 EU project Eurosea will provide new insight into making ocean observation more efficient (2019-2023, 55 partners, coordinated by GEOMAR, Germany).
Ethics and Responsible Research Innovation dimensions and approaches will be developped in this project.
A transdisciplinary network Ocean4Biotech for establishing a marine biotechnology Community has been officially launched in Brussels on 29 October 2019 and will last for four years. Ocean4Biotech is a EU COST Action #CA18238 and includes 26 countries.
The overall aim of the Action is to federate European experts in the field of marine biotechnology and includes a Working Group on Ethics & Legislation. Follow us on twitter:ocean4biotech
Nice moment with Drs Baek Eun Young (KMI, Korea), Bertrand Jacquemin (CEVA, France) and Eun Kyoung HWANG (NIFS, Korea).
Spain-Korea Ocean Forum opened by Rafael Robaina Romero (rector of the ULPGC) and Jang-Woo Seo (President of the NIFS)
The Institute of Science & Ethics and the Scientific Centre of Monaco have joined forces to organize a major conference on the theme of biomimicry at the Stars’ N’ Bars, as part of Monaco Ocean Week 2019.
To present this vast subject, and in front of nearly 130 people, experts shared the stage for nearly 2 hours, in a debate moderated by Mrs Patricia Ricard, President of the Paul Ricard Institute and rapporteur of the referral on biomimicry of the Economic, Social and Environmental Council (CESE).
Les intervenants : de gauche à droite : K. Raskin, M. Barbier, P. Ricard, D. Allemand, S. Pioch, G. Bœuf, N. Chardon, S. Rostan et S. De Myttenaere, photo@Cedou