• Unlocking the Atlantic
    When we unlock the secrets of the Atlantic we unlock a greater world. Watch Video
  • A Healthy Ocean
    Most life on Earth is in the ocean and human activity is its greatest threat. Watch Video
  • Food from the Ocean
    9.7bn people will live on Earth by 2050. Only 3% of our food currently comes from the sea. Watch Video
  • Mapping our Ocean
    Oceans cover 71% of the Earth's surface yet only 5% of the seafloor has been mapped. Watch Video
  • Big Ocean, Big Data
    Big Ocean Data helps us understand, predict, protects and build a sustainable blue economy. Watch Video
AORA's Vision
Our Shared vision is an Atlantic that is healthy, resilient, safe, productive, understood and treasured so as to promote the well-being, prosperity and security of the present and future generations.

Latest News

Mapping the world’s oceans is a tremendous task that would benefit from a prioritisation strategy. This article has been posted on
On 6th June 2018, a celebratory event entitled “Transatlantic Research Cooperation to Treasure and Protect the Atlantic Ocean” was held in the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
The EU funded project ARICE (Arctic Research Icebreaker Consortium) has now opened its first call for ship-time proposals to access icebreakers CCGS Amundsen, RV Sikuliaq and PRV Polarstern.

Upcoming Events

5th Atlantic Stakeholder Platform Conference, 23-24 October 2018, Vigo, Spain