• Read about the 6th Trans-Atlantic Seabed Mapping Survey in the AORA Blogs section.
  • Signed on 24 May 2013 by the Europe Union, Canada and the United States.
  • Trevor Swerdfager DFO, John Bell European Commission and Craig McLean NOAA - April 6th 2017.
  • 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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AORA Overarching Goal

The Canada, EU, US Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance overarching goal is to advance the shared vision of an Atlantic Ocean 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.

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Latest News

The AORA EA2OHS Working Group is currently holding a workshop looking at Mandates on Ecosystem-based Management across CA-EU-USA. This workshop is taking place in London and will run until the 16th of March.
The European Commission has published a stakeholder survey "Reducing marine litter: actions on single use plastics and abandoned, lost or otherwise discarded fishing gear".
The 3rd AtlantOS General Assembly is current taking place at PLOCAN. Gran Canaria. This meeting will brings together project partners and also includes individual work package meetings and several other stakeholder meetings back to back.

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Upcoming Events

9-19 April - Ocean Plastics Lab Exhibition, Brussels near the European Parliament. The Ocean Plastics Lab is an exciting exhibition about science: It showcases the contribution of science to understand and combat the problem of plastics in the ocean.
The Oceans Research in Canada Alliance (ORCA), a new initiative established to improve the coordination of ocean science and technology in Canada, is bringing together Canada’s ocean science and technology community to better align efforts, increase our collective knowledge, and forge stronger collaborative ties!