International Cooperation

The Atlantic, a shared resource

On 24 May 2013, Commissioner Máire Geoghegan-Quinn and Commissioner Maria Damanaki, on behalf of the European Union, together with high level representatives from United Stated of America and Canada signed the Galway Statement on Atlantic Ocean Cooperation to launch a Transatlantic Ocean Research Alliance. The goal is to work together in order to better understand and "increase our knowledge of the Atlantic Ocean and its dynamic systems - including interlinks with the portion of the Arctic region that borders the Atlantic" and to promote the sustainable management of its resources.

Calendar of Events

  • 19 - 20 September 2013
    ERA-Can II 2013 Symposium on Arctic and Marine Research Infrastructure

    A collection of recent reports related to Arctic and marine research, including policy statements, recommendations on strategic priorities, and assessments of research infrastructure requirements.

  • 5 - 6 September 2013
    Transatlantic Ocean Literacy (TOL) workshop

    The European Marine Science Educators Association's (EMSEA) 2nd Conference on Ocean Literacy in Europe was organised by the Marine Biological Association (MBA) and held at Plymouth University.

  • 27 June 2013
    The EU-Brazil Joint Steering Committee

    6th Joint Steering Committee meeting on science and technology and innovation cooperation between the European Union and Brazil

  • 23-24 May 2013
    The Atlantic - A Shared Resource
    Marine Institute, Oranmore, Galway, Ireland

    The objective of this event was to provide a vision for enhanced cooperation on both sides of the Atlantic and a set of jointly agreed priority actions to provide the means to achieve these goals.