This Conference is promoted by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education, the Ministry of the Sea and the Azores Government, and will take place under the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union
The event will be a step forward in the work developed by the All-Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance, bringing together Ministries, high-level representatives, and ocean leaders including researchers, youth, entrepreneurs, academics, and civil society, from along and across the Atlantic Ocean.
It will be an opportunity to discuss the progress of the current All-Atlantic marine research and innovation cooperation, strengthen the vision of “Connecting-Cooperating-Acting for the Atlantic Ocean”, launch an All-Atlantic Pledging Platform as a new approach to the existing cooperation and to deliver solutions to accelerate the twin green and digital transitions, building a greener, fairer, more resilient society. Discussions on the new methodologies for ocean observation and ecosystems-based management linked to digitalization processes represent an important innovative step towards the integration of the Ocean-Space-Climate-Food Nexus to contribute to Ocean Sustainability.
The conference’s Ministerial dimension linked to the stakeholders dynamic participation and side events will contribute to leveraging the All-Atlantic R&I Cooperation through two main legacy outputs, an EU Portuguese Presidency Conference Declaration and the All-Atlantic Pledging Platform, and will provide an excellent opportunity to strengthen and contribute to the European Green Deal and to the Horizon Europe Mission on Ocean, Seas, and Waters, as well as to the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development.