News18 April 2018Brussels, BelgiumResearch and Innovation
EU and Argentina reinforce cooperation in marine research and innovation
The European Commission and the Ministry of Science, Technology and Productive Innovation of Argentina signed today an administrative arrangement encouraging cooperation in marine research and innovation to tackle the challenges linked to the Atlantic Ocean, including ocean observation, food security, polar research and climate variability.
This arrangement complements the EU's wide-ranging and successful cooperation with Argentina on science and technology and also its long-standing commitment towards Atlantic Ocean Research and Innovation Cooperation.
Carlos Moedas, Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, said:
I am certain that the signature of this arrangement with Argentinawill help us overcome the challenges related to the Atlantic Ocean, improve our common knowledge of marine ecosystems, develop new technologies, share research infrastructures data and develop our scientific exchanges.
Lino Barañao -Argentinian Minister of Science, Technology and Productive Innovation- signed the arrangement on behalf of the Argentinian Ministry.
Preceding the signature of the administrative arrangement, participants to the EU-Argentina Joint Steering Committee, which sets priorities for common work on Research and Innovation, discussed the Argentinian application process to join Mission Innovation – a global initiative of 22 countries and the EU to accelerate global clean energy innovation.