• Read about the 5th Trans-Atlantic Seabed Mapping Survey in the AORA Blogs section.
  • Signed on 24 May 2013 by the Europe Union, Canada and the United States.
  • Commissioner Carlos Moedas, 16-17 April 2015, Palais D’Egmont, Brussels.
  • The dynamic power of the Atlantic and its vast resources that can be sustainably harnessed.
  • "For whatever we lose (like a you or a me) it's always ourselves we find in the sea". - E.E. Cummings

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Upcoming Events

AORA Working Group - Ecosystem Approach to Ocean Health & Stressors to meet at RANNÍS in Iceland 23-27 January 2017
Crowd Source Bathymetry Working Group 4 meeting at University of New Hampshire USA from 13-14 February 2017
Atlantic Seabed Mapping International Working Group to meet at the University of New Hamsphire, USA from 15-16 February 2017.

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Senior officials of the European Commission and the U.S. Department of State gathered on Wednesday, 30 November 2016, to review recent achievements and discuss new opportunities under the Transatlantic Economic Council (TEC).
On the 10th of November 2016 the European Commission adopted a landmark political document: a Joint Communication on "International ocean governance: an agenda for the future of our oceans."