ATLANTIC OCEAN RESEARCH AND INNOVATION
The Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance Coordination and Support Action (AORA-CSA) was designed to provide scientific, technical and logistical support to the European Commission in developing and implementing trans-Atlantic Marine Research Cooperation between the European Union, the United States of America and Canada under the Galway Statement. Under this programme, five Working Groups focus on different cooperation areas have been created to define mutual research topics and enhance collaboration.
After the end of AORA-CSA, the Working Groups are still carrying out activities and enlarging their network, contributing to the All-Atlantic Ocean Research and Innovation Alliance ambitions.
The AORA Ocean Literacy Working Group seeks alignment and collaboration among key strategic partners working among Canada, the United States (US) and the European Union (EU) to support implementation of Transatlantic Ocean Literacy as conceptualized in the Galway Statement.The vision of this AORA working group is “A society in which citizens are ocean literate and adapt their everyday behaviour to make informed and responsible decisions that promote ocean stewardship in a co-creation approach.”