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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 652637.


Lisboa, Portugal / 12.07.2017 - 14.07.2017

High-Level Ministerial and Scientific event: “A New Era for Blue Enlightenment”

Together with the EU Member States, efforts to develop scientific cooperation in the South and Tropical Atlantic and in the Southern Ocean have been ongoing for the last years. In this context, Commissioner Carlos Moedas co-signed bilateral Declarations of Intent on Marine Research with Brazil (November 2015) and with South Africa (October 2016). This event will bring together key political leaders and stakeholders active in marine sciences from Europe, as well as from Brazil and South Africa, to mark and celebrate all these achievements.

Participants will enjoy a blend of plenaries, panel discussions, inspirational keynotes and a showcase of EU funded projects and national initiatives aimed at the Atlantic basin.

The main topics that will be under interactively discussions at this event are:

  • climate and ecosystem approaches;
  • earth and ocean observation and forecasting systems;
  • food security, fisheries management and aquaculture;
  • ocean technology; and
  • Polar research (especially interconnections between the Atlantic and Antarctica).

You can find more information on the event website.