Scientific Advice Mechanism
SAM adopts statement on Scientific Perspective on Microplastic Pollution and its Impacts
In May 2015, the European Commission set up the EC Scientific Advice Mechanism (SAM). Its aim is to support the Commission with high-quality, timely and independent scientific advice for its policy-making activities. The Scientific Advice Mechanism will draw on the wide range of scientific expertise in Europe through a close relationship with national academies and other bodies, as well as the expertise of a High-Level Group of independent scientific advisors.
In Autumn 2015, the Commission - assisted by an independent Identification Committee - selected the members of the High Level Group of Scientific Advisors. The group is composed of seven highly qualified experts, appointed for two and a half years, renewable once.
Source: European Commission