14/05/2022

All-Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance 2022 Forum: Registrations are open!


The All-Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance 2022 Forum's registrations are open!

The All-Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance 2022 Forum will be co-hosted by the United States and Brazil, in collaboration with the European Commission, over two events between May and July 2022.

From May 31-June 2, Brasilia will host the Scientific Event in an online form. This event will focus on scientific meetings and side events amongst the All-Atlantic community and will be an opportunity for researchers, policymakers, funders, industry, academia, and youth to share the important work they have been doing in the Atlantic, collaborate to co-create innovative solutions to today’s challenges and work towards more cooperative and sustainable research throughout the Atlantic.

Online side events will be happening from the week leading up to the event (week of May 25) until the week after (week of June 6). Outcomes from the Scientific Event will be highlighted at the Ministerial Event in Washington, D.C. the week of July 12-14 (streamed live), which will also feature ministerial interventions and the signing of the All-Atlantic Ocean Research & Innovation Alliance Declaration.

The Declaration outlines the vision of the All-Atlantic and will build upon collaboration between existing initiatives in the Atlantic Ocean on ocean research and innovation. The main ministerial event will be accompanied by side events hosted at several Embassies.

Find out how to be engaged in the Scientific Event and register today here: All Atlantic Ocean Research Forum 2022 – Scientific Event | Ministerial Event (allatlantic2022.com)

Strategic goals

The annual All-Atlantic Fora have been key in bringing together both Galway and Belém Statement partners and additional states, stakeholders, and organizations interested in collaborating. This year’s Forum will continue to build on that spirit of cooperation.

The objective of the Scientific Forum, taking place in Brasilia, is to support dialogue about ongoing action by targeting sustainability perspectives and including the involvement of funders and decision-makers. The goal of the Scientific Event is to take stock of existing initiatives, nurture the discussion around new priorities and related activities, and to support others newly launched, focusing on the identified priorities of the All-Atlantic Declaration.

The main objective of the Ministerial Event in Washington, D.C. is the launching of the first-ever All-Atlantic Ocean Research and Innovation Alliance Declaration. The Declaration will outline the vision of the All-Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance, a basin-wide network in support of ocean research and innovation. The signing of the Declaration will reinvigorate collaboration between existing initiatives and prompt discussion about the best path forward to better align the Galway Working Groups, AANChOR Joint Pilot Actions, and associated projects, as well as how to bring other potential partners and initiatives into the All-Atlantic community. The All-Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance aims to be an open community and will continue to bring in new partners to advance the goals of the Declaration.