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22 Mar 2022

AORA Meetings in Washington DC 14th to 17th of March 2016

Representatives of the Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance attended meetings with the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), NASA, National Science Foundation (NSF), and others as part of the St. Patrick’s Day events in Washington DC. 

Pictured:  Al Condez, Associate Administrator of NASA’s Office of International and Interagency Relations, Craig McLean, Deputy Assistant Administrator, NOAA, Rick Murray, Director of the National Science Foundation's Division of Ocean Sciences, Sieglinde Gruber, European Commission DG Research & Innovation, Charles Bolden, Administrator, NASA, Peter Heffernan, Chief Executive, Marine Institute at the Business Leaders Lunch on Wednesday 15th of March 2016 in Washington DC.

These culminated in representatives attending the Business Leaders Lunch hosted by Charles Flanagan, TD, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade on Wednesday 16th of March 2016.  The main aim of the Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance of Europe, Canada and the US is to better understand the North Atlantic Ocean and promote sustainable management of its resources, The St. Patrick’s Day Meetings were a further major step forward in this international co-operation initiative.

At the events, Peter Heffernan, CEO of the Marine Institute who is responsible for co-ordination of the Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance outlined the achievements to date and the ambitious plans for the future.


Pictured: Margaret Rae, Director, Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance Co-ordination and Support Action, Minister Charles Flanagan and Peter Heffernan, Chief Executive Marine Institute.