Who We Are
The All-Atlantic Ocean Research and Innovation Alliance (AAORIA) is the result of science diplomacy efforts involving countries from both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. It builds upon the success of two existing cooperative agreements – the Galway Statement on Atlantic Ocean Cooperation which was signed by the European Union, United States, and Canada in 2013; and the Belem Statement on Atlantic Ocean Research and Innovation Cooperation which was signed by the European Union, Brazil, and South Africa in 2017 as well as on several other bilateral and multilateral agreements. AAORIA aims to enhance marine research and innovation cooperation along and across the Atlantic Ocean. In 2022, the “All-Atlantic Declaration” was signed to revitalize collaboration among current initiatives and enhance the coordination between the Galway Working Groups, All-Atlantic Joint Pilot Actions, and related projects. Additionally, it aims to engage new partners and initiatives to join the All-Atlantic community.
How will it be
AAORIA will help promote an “All-Atlantic” community of common interest to advance ocean science cooperation across the Atlantic consistent with international law.
Read the recent publication about the story of the All-Atlantic Ocean Research and Innovation Alliance through its remarkable achievements and ambitions that are putting the ocean at the centre of intense cooperation activities!
There are 3 main initiatives:
Why do we need it?
The Atlantic Ocean is an invaluable resource that requires effective cooperation to ensure it is healthy and sustainable. The AAORIA intends to advance a shared vision of an Atlantic Ocean to enhance scientific cooperation that advances outcome-oriented ocean science and innovation.
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