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SETAC Europe Student Advisory Council
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SOP for Young Environmental Scientist (YES) meetings

Update: Applications are open now for students to join the SETAC Europe Student Advisory Council. Check below for more information.


Approximately 25% of SETAC Europe’s members are MSc or PhD students. This large group of members is represented by the Student Advisory Council (SAC), which was established in 2006 in order to improve communication among students within SETAC and to offer opportunities to get in contact with senior members of SETAC Europe. The SAC’s chair actively participates in SETAC Europe Council meetings and ensures that the council is aware of student needs and wishes.


Furthermore, the SAC regularly organizes student activities during the Annual Meetings of SETAC Europe. Amongst others these are Career Talks held by established scientists to show opportunities as well as challenges that students might have to face if they are planning to work in academia, industry, consultancy or regulatory bodies. Moreover, Mentor Lunches are organized to bring together students and established scientists in a relaxed atmosphere.


The SAC also organizes the Young Environmental Scientists (YES) Meeting, a meeting from students for students. The meeting was first organized in Europe on a two-year basis, but since 2016, it is an annual meeting organized by SAC in Europe and NASAC in North America. Students have the opportunity to give platform or poster presentations with no conference fees being charged. Workshops , Career Talks and short courses further equip the participants to master challenges in their careers.


We have 5 new positions available at the Student Advisory Council. You can start applying now. Applications will be open until Tuesday, 5th of May 2020, at 11:00 CEST.


How to apply: Please fill in the application form and send it to You can also contact the SAC if you have any questions. If you would like to learn more about SAC activities follow us on Facebook and Twitter or send us an e-mail to


Previous meeting8th YES Meeting5–10 February 2019, Ghent, Belgium. Read an article about it in the SETAC Globe.

To learn more about SAC activities follow us on Facebook and Twitter or send us an e-mail to


Current members of the SAC:

  • Andreas Eriksson (University of Jyväskylä, Finland)
  • Ana Isabel Ramos (University of Porto, Portugal)
  • Fabian Balk (eawag, Swtizerland)
  • Kristina Bitter (RWTH Aachen, Germany)
  • Lena Benner (RWTH Aachen, Germany)
  • Mariam Abboud (UFZ, Germany)
  • Paul Böhm (RWTH Aachen, Germany)
  • Samuel Moeris (Ghent University, Belgium)