EPA Science Inventory

SETAC launches global horizon scanning/research prioritization project

Citation:

Brooks, B., G. Ankley, A. Boxall, AND M. Rudd. SETAC launches global horizon scanning/research prioritization project. IN: SETAC Globe, SETAC Press, Pensacola, FL, 14(8):1, (2013).

Description:

The SETAC World Council is pleased to announce the initiation of a Global Horizon Scanning and Prioritization Project aimed at identifying geographically specific research needs to address stressor impacts on environmental quality. In recent years, horizon scanning and research prioritization activities have identified major national and international research needs in conservation biology, agriculture and water management. Such prioritization efforts employ a "key questions" model in which research questions are submitted by scientists working in various sectors and capacities, followed by expert workshops. Two years ago, the SETAC Global Pharmaceuticals Advisory Group initiated a key questions activity from which a top 20 list of research questions was identified to better understand risks of pharmaceuticals and personal care products in the environment. This activity culminated with a multi-sector workshop, the output of which was recently published in Environmental Health Perspectives. Because this paper provides the first balanced perspective of its type, it is already having broad impact.

Purpose/Objective:

The SETAC World Council is pleased to announce the initiation of a Global Horizon Scanning and Prioritization Project aimed at identifying geographically specific research needs to address stressor impacts on environmental quality. In recent years, horizon scanning and research prioritization activities have identified major national and international research needs in conservation biology, agriculture and water management. Such prioritization efforts employ a "key questions" model in which research questions are submitted by scientists working in various sectors and capacities, followed by expert workshops. Two years ago, the SETAC Global Pharmaceuticals Advisory Group initiated a key questions activity from which a top 20 list of research questions was identified to better understand risks of pharmaceuticals and personal care products in the environment. This activity culminated with a multi-sector workshop, the output of which was recently published in Environmental Health Perspectives. Because this paper provides the first balanced perspective of its type, it is already having broad impact.

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Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (NEWSLETTER ARTICLE)
Start Date: 01/09/2014
Completion Date: 01/09/2014
Record Last Revised: 06/22/2015
Record Created: 01/09/2014
Record Released: 01/09/2014
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 266295

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS RESEARCH LAB

MID-CONTINENT ECOLOGY DIVISION