Co-Organised by:

The Irish Government, the European Commission, the Marine Institute, and the University of Galway


Galway, Ireland (Hybrid event)


5th and 6th July 2023


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2013-2023 | 10 years of the Galway Statement

It is with great pleasure that we announce the forthcoming event: “2013 – 2023: 10 years of the Galway Statement. Celebrating a decade of marine research cooperation along and across the Atlantic Ocean – Our Shared Resource”.

To celebrate this decade of achievement and renew our shared commitment to the Atlantic Ocean, the Irish Government and the European Commission, together with the Marine Institute and the University of Galway are organising this event in Ireland, in Dublin on the 4 July (by invitation only) and, in Galway on the 5-6 July 2023, as hybrid event.

Micheál Martin, TD, Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Defence of Ireland and EU Commissioner Mairead McGuinness will welcome high-level guests in Dublin, on 4 July, in a dedicated celebration with our international partners.

Please mark your calendars and register to attend Galway (hybrid event) through the provided registration link

Due to the very high interest received for this event, and the limited capacity of the room, we had to close the registration to new in-person participants. You can still register to follow the event online. Please send an email to if you are a prospective speaker and you still need to register your in-person participation.

Stay tuned for more details about the programme and speakers. We look forward to welcoming you in Galway in July 2023 for this momentous occasion in our All-Atlantic Ocean cooperation.


Much has happened since the Galway Statement was signed in May 2013 between Canada, the European Union and the United States of America.  More than 1000 research teams have started to map the North Atlantic seabed, discovered new deep-water volcanoes and species, studied the effects of deep-sea mining and the changing climate on the biodiversity, created a network of floating universities, shared research infrastructures in the Atlantic and Arctic regions, and much else. These successes have led to a new ocean-scale cooperation, culminating in the signing of the All-Atlantic Ocean Research and Innovation Alliance Declaration in Washington DC.
This event will also lead the way up towards the 2023 All-Atlantic Forum in South Africa, and it will interconnect with new strategic mobilisation initiatives that have also been launched in Europe, such as the Mission ‘Restore our Ocean and Waters’, with its Atlantic and Arctic lighthouse. Furthermore, it will empower our future Atlantic stewards and ensure that all of these initiatives support the UN Decade of Ocean Science and the UN Sustainable Development Agenda 2030.