Our advisory boards bring together experts from academia, industry and research labs to ensure that the activities conducted within the consortium adhere to the highest level of standards and that the fundamental discoveries have a direct positive impact in sub-surface operations.
External Science Advisory Board (ESAB)
The External Science Advisory Board (ESAB) is responsible for monitoring all project work and advising on ethical compliance to be met with the relevant national and international regulations
Its members will be world leaders from academia, from institutions devoted to the public safety, and from bodies that represent industrial associations; and they have no direct benefit from the research conducted within S4CE.
Exploitation and Innovation Board (EIB)
The Exploitation and Innovation Board (EIB) will develop and implement a strong innovation and exploitation strategy for the Project. Its task includes discussing and managing arrangements with respect to Intellectual Property (IP), procedures in cases of shared IP arising from one or more WPs and maximising the innovative potential of the Project by developing and recommending strategy for project by protecting and exploiting the IP generated wherever possible.
Another important role of the EIB is to strengthen the relationships between the consortium and industry, and ensure that the fundamental discoveries have a direct positive impact in sub-surface operations, so that to limit environmental impact. The EIB also formulates the strategy for presenting the findings of S4CE to appropriate outward facing agencies.
Ethics Advisory Board (EAB)
The Ethics Advisory Board (EAB) will ensure that the activities conducted within the consortium adhere to the highest level of EU standards of ethical conduct both within the EU, and outside when the research results will be employed by the Project.
The EAB has the task to provide recommendation to ensure these important outcomes are achieved, to ensure that the results are transparent, and also that the innovations are deployed correctly and that the outcomes of the research are correctly interpreted and communicated to all stakeholders.
The EAB consists of representative of relevant Environmental Agencies and one public representative from each of the field sites.
IP Advisory Board (IPAB)
The IP Advisory Board (IPAB) will review the deliverables and assist the partners in identifying intellectual property rights attached to results generated during the Project, the appropriate way to protect such intellectual property rights and commercially valuable knowledge arising from this Project