A key activity within AANChOR CSA consists in the creation of an All-Atlantic Ocean Research Multi-Stakeholder Platform to bring together groups of experts to identify concrete cooperation activities in selected key aspects of the All-Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance.
Following a year-long collaborative process among more than 70 stakeholders at the Atlantic level, the All-Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance Multi-Stakeholder Platform, divided in 5 sub-multi-stakeholders’ platforms for operational reasons, identified more than 1000 initiatives towards strengthening marine research and innovation collaboration in the Atlantic level, and 56 gaps and 79 needs/recommendations to achieve All-Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance ambition, guided by a total of 20 Strategic Objectives, 20 Operational Objectives and 10 Key Performance Indicators.
Based on these findings and on the idea of collaboration, alignment and use of existing resources, they have developed six ambitious and long-term collaborative Joint Actions. Those Joint Actions have been presented for the first time at the 3rd All-Atlantic Ocean Research Forum that took place virtually on December 3rd and 4th, hosted by South Africa and co-organised by the European Commission.
One of the key aspects for the implementation of the Joint Actions is to connect with existing institutions and other initiatives working in a complementary way with the aim to avoid duplication of work and waste of resources. In 2021, the approved Joint Actions will receive seed money from AANChOR for the initial stages of their implementation.
The participation of all All-Atlantic marine stakeholders is crucial to deliver the above indicated joint actions and to reach the desired impact.
How can you get involved?
The current open call for collaboration intends to start connecting interested stakeholders at the Atlantic level with the All-Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance Joint Actions. By filling in this survey you express your interest in knowing more and collaborate with the respective(s) joint action. On the other hand, we will be able to better understand which tools or instruments you have in your institution or initiative that could contribute to strengthening the Atlantic marine research and innovation cooperation in each of the joint actions.
Stay tuned for further and detailed information soon, available in the All-Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance Portal!
This website is developed by the AANChOR Coordination and Support Action, aimed to support the implementation of the Belém Statement, which has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 818395.