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All-Atlantic R&I for a Sustainable Ocean

All-Atlantic R&I for a Sustainable Ocean

Atlantic Marine Research and Innovation Community Converge for a High-level and Stakeholders Conference from the Azores

Register to the All-Atlantic R&I for a Sustainable Ocean: Ministerial High-level & Stakeholders Conference and the check out the high-level conference programme!

The All-Atlantic R&I for a Sustainable Ocean: Ministerial High-level & Stakeholders Conference will be one of the highlights of the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union and will also be one of the flagship events for the marine R&I community this year. The All-Atlantic2021 conference will bring to a new level the existing dialogue and cooperation undertaken under the All-Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance.

The three-day event from June 2-4 takes place as a hybrid event, hosted from Ponta Delgada. Focusing the theme “Connecting, Acting, Cooperating”, the aim of the All-Atlantic2021 Conference is to promote networking between Ministries, high-level representatives and ocean leaders including researchers, youth, entrepreneurs, academics and civil society, from along and across the Atlantic Ocean. To register for the All-Atlantic2021 research and innovation conference please log onto

Speaking from Portugal, Sofia Cordeiro, Coordinator of AANChOR CSA project says, “the All-Atlantic2021 conference it’s the perfect opportunity to connect the marine research & innovation community as a whole over three days so that we connect, act and agree to further cooperation on our All-Atlantic Ocean mission.”

The event programme, revealed in the last days, will take participants through networking, ministerial, institutional and thematic sessions which will feed into the closing session reflecting on the next level of ambition and the way forward for our cooperative scientific efforts in the Atlantic Ocean.

The networking sessions (June 2nd and 3rd) will take place in the conference online Blue Corridor where All-Atlantic Ocean Projects and Initiatives will showcase their latest activities and promote further collaboration to complement each other’s initiatives. The ministerial session (June 4th) will focus on how to sustain the on-going All-Atlantic Ocean Research and Innovation cooperation in the long-term. The institutional sessions (June 4th) will focus on the achievements of the All-Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance and the synergies that can be built amongst the many Atlantic Ocean existing research and innovation cooperative efforts. Thematic sessions (June 3rd and 4th) will showcase Atlantic community needs and Atlantic initiatives focused on providing solutions to the challenges faced by our Atlantic Ocean communities. Some thematic sessions will be followed by panel discussions between community leaders, researchers, industry and Youth Ambassadors from along and across the Atlantic, from the Arctic to Antarctica.

As a step forward in the work developed by the All-Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance, this three-day event intends to contribute to leveraging the All-Atlantic R&I Cooperation through two main legacy outputs, an EU Portuguese Presidency Conference Declaration and the All-Atlantic Pledging Platform, providing an excellent opportunity to strengthen and contribute to the European Green Deal, to the Horizon Europe Mission on Ocean, Seas and Waters, as well as to the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development.

This event follows the very successful All-Atlantic Ocean Research Fora (Brazil, 23 – 24 July 2018, Belgium, 6 – 7 February 2020, and South Africa, 3 – 4 December 2020).

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