"The Atlantic - A Shared Resource" meeting with the participation of Máire Geoghegan-Quinn and Maria Damanaki
Galway - Marine Institute
Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, Member of the EC in charge of Research, Innovation and Science, and Maria Damanaki, Member of the EC in charge of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, took part in the Conference on "The Atlantic - A Shared Resource" on 24 May 2013 in Galway, Ireland. Enda Kenny, Irish Prime Minister and President in office of the Council of the EU, was also present.
Máire Geoghegan-Quinn and Maria Damanaki signed the 'Galway Statement on Atlantic Ocean Cooperation' with Canada and the United States. The agreement focuses on aligning the ocean observation efforts of the three partners. The goals are to better understand the Atlantic Ocean and to promote the sustainable management of its resources. The work will also study the interplay of the Atlantic Ocean with the Arctic Ocean, particularly with regards to climate change.
Only the original language version is authentic and it prevails in the event of its differing from the translated versions.
||Exterior views of the Marine Institute and surroundings, in Galway, Ireland (6 shots)
||Arrival of Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, Member of the EC in charge of Research, Innovation and Science, welcomed by Simon Coveney, Irish Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine
||Statement by Máire Geoghegan-Quinn (in ENGLISH) saying that they have already been working separately, independently from each other; the EU as a whole has been investing huge amounts of money into marine and maritime research; individual Atlantic EU Member States have been investing their scarce research funds into this; the United States and Canada have been doing their part; the European Commission is looking at this strategically and looking at how they spend the funding; Horizon 2020, the new programme is aimed at getting everything under one roof; saying that Maria Damanaki, Member of the EC in charge of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, and herself have tried to find how they could join forces because there is still so much to discover about our oceans.
||Cutaways of Máire Geoghegan-Quinn being interviewed by TV crew (3 shots)
||Arrival of Maria Damanaki, Member of the EC in charge of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries
||Cutaways of photographers (2 shots)
||Arrival of Enda Kenny, Irish Prime Minister and President in office of the Council of the EU, and handshake with Máire Geoghegan Quinn and Maria Damanaki
||Cutaway of photographer
||Family photo of Enda Kenny, Máire Geoghegan-Quinn and Maria Damanaki, with political representatives from Atlantic Coast States (France, Portugal, Spain, the United Kingdom, Canada and the United States) (6 shots)
||Signing of the 'Galway Statement on Atlantic Ocean Cooperation' by Ed Fast, Canadian Minister for International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway, Maria Damanaki, Máire Geoghegan-Quinn and Kerri-Ann Jones, US Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs (7 shots)
||Enda Kenny addressing the Conference on "The Atlantic - A Shared Resource" (6 shots)