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Side Event on Polar Research | 20 Nov 23

Side Event on Polar Research | 20 Nov 23

The Marine and Antarctic Research Centre for Innovation and Sustainability (MARiS), University of Cape Town, the Nansen Tutu Center for Marine Environmental Research, The Norwegian Ministry of Trade Industry and Fisheries, The Royal Norwegian Embassy in Pretoria, the Norwegian Institute for Marine Research, and the Norwegian Polar Institute have the honor of inviting all delegations and participants for the All-Atlantic Ocean Research and Innovation Alliance – 2023 South Africa Annual Forum to a Side Event on Polar Research, on Monday, 20 November 2023, from 14H00-18H00.

The event will take place at the UCT Graduate School of Business Conference Centre at the Protea Hotel by Marriott® Cape Town Waterfront Breakwater Lodge, Portswood Road, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town.

The purpose of the event is to inform future AAORIA activities in polar research.
AAORIA members are invited to present their priorities in polar research. The event will cover both poles, reflect on what is happening in the Southern Sea and close to Antarctica, and address important topics affecting the Atlantic as an Interpolar System.

Session 1: Priorities in Polar Research
Session 2: Central Topics in Polar Research – Maintaining healthy and productive polar ecosystems
Session 3: Panel Discussion with the presenters – Which polar topics should be addressed within AAORIA or the Ocean Decade?

Find the full programme here

For more information on the Polar Side Event, please get in touch with Marcello Vichi at or Eivind Lorentzen at
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