Craig McLean of NOAA was recently featured in an Irish Times article where he spoke on climate change, the potential of the oceans and the importance of sea bed mapping.
Ocean experts have called for international action to generate the kinds of maps of global seabeds that space missions have already returned for the Moon and Mars.
The European Commission’s Horizon 2020 funding programme is supporting the largest and most ambitious assessment of deep-sea Atlantic ecosystems ever undertaken.
Registration open for Atlantic Stakeholder Platform Conference, 27 September 2016.
The R.V. Celtic Explorer set sail last night (8pm Newfoundland/11:30pm Ireland) from St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador
Schools from 7 different countries are expected to participate in the Atlantic Miniboat Regatta this November.
The European Union and Canada are strengthening their scientific collaboration in order to better understand and protect the Atlantic Ocean, and to sustainably use its resources.
In September 2015 the United Nations adopted a Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) calling for better ocean management. Implementation of this SDG requires a holistic, knowledge-based approach that integrates ocean system understanding and human interactions with the ocean.
The World Aquaculture Society’s annual conference in 2016 was an opportunity to advance the work on the roadmap of the Aquaculture Working Group of the Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance.
Representatives of the Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance attended meetings with the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), National Science Foundation (NSF), and others as part of the St. Patrick’s Day events in Washington DC.
The EU-Canada-US Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance Town Hall took place in the Ernest N. Memorial Convention Center, New Orleans on Wednesday 24th of February during the 2016 Ocean Sciences Conference.
An international team of scientists led by Prof. Andy Wheeler of University College Cork have recently (June 2015) discovered a new cold-water coral habitat in Irish waters.
A multi-national team of European, Canadian, and American ocean exploration experts lead by Thomas Furey, Marine Institute, has revealed previously uncharted features on the Atlantic seabed including mountains and ridges taller than Carrauntoohil, Ireland's highest mountain.
A multi-national team of European, Canadian, and American ocean mapping experts launch the first trans-Atlantic mapping survey under the Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance
A Seabed Mapping transect is being conducted in co-operation with Ifremer.
European Maritime Day in Turku 2016 will take place in Turku, Finland, on 18 and 19 May 2016.
The Workshop “Making the Ecosystem Approach Operational” took place on the 20-22 January 2016 in Copenhagen
The First Board Meeting of The Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance Co-Ordination and Support Action took place on the 9th of December 2015 in the Offices of the Irish Permanent Representation to the EU, Brussels, Belgium.
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