Scientific Advisory Board (SAB)
The Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) develops the research priorities for the Strategic Research Agenda, scopes FACCE-JPI actions through input to working groups developing joint actions, is involved in the evaluation of the JPI actions, and advises the Governing Board.
The members are experts in a diversity of disciplines and are selected for their outstanding academic record and international visibility and reputation.
They are active at international level (e.g. IPCC, ICSU panel etc.) and have a broad vision of the challenges facing agriculture, food and climate change. The SAB comprising of 14 members and 1 associate member representative is elected by the Governing Board.
The SAB is chaired by Professor Frank Ewert, director of the Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (Leibniz-Zentrum für Agrarlandschaftsforschung - ZALF) in Germany. Professor Gianluca Brunori is the Vice-Chair of the board.
SAB Member Selection
The members of the SAB are selected on the basis of the following criteria:
- Outstanding academic record and international visibility and reputation
- Recent and active participation at international level e.g. IPCC, ICSU panel etc.
- Broad vision of the challenges facing agriculture, food security and climate change
The role of SAB Members
The members of the SAB cover a diversity of disciplines within the scope of FACCE-JPI.
The roles of the SAB are to:
- Provide advice to the Governing Board on the alignment of JPI activities to the JPI Strategic Research Agenda and its subsequent updates
- Provide scientific advice on identification, evaluation and impact of the FACCE-JPI activities
- Review of the scientific outputs of FACCE-JPI
- Individually act as ambassadors for FACCE-JPI, representing the JPI at external events of strategic interest upon request of the Governing Board