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.
Call for contribution to PEGASUS – PHYCOMORPH European Guidelines for a Sustainable Aquaculture of Seaweeds
All stakeholders in this field can contribute to 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. http://www.phycomorph.org/news/call-contribution-to-pegasus
The International Association for Promoting Geoethics (IAPG) is a multidisciplinary, scientific platform for widening the debate on problems of Ethics applied to Geosciences. Michèle Barbier and David Crookall are co-coordinating the section France to Promote GeoEthics.
Workshop on European strategy for the Atlantic ocean observing systems within the AtlantOS (EC H2020 project) legacy activities. Brussels, 4-5 June 2018.
The Conference on Beauty, sea and ethics co-organised by the Institute for Science & Ethics and the Centre Scientifique de Monaco in the Framework of the Monaco Ocean Week, on 9th April was a great success. Thanks to the speakers and the participants.