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  • 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

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.
The EU Horizon 2020 project AtlantOS just finalized a video to explain the value of integrated Atlantic Ocean Observing for societal benefit.

Upcoming Events

The first meeting of the implementation of the Belém Statement on Atlantic Research and Innovation Cooperation will take place on 23 – 24 July 2018 in Salvador, Bahia – Brazil.
AQUA 2018 will take place from August 25-29 in Montpellier, France

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