• 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

European Commission and the Ministry of Science, Technology and Productive Innovation of Argentina sign an administrative arrangement encouraging cooperation in marine research and innovation
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".

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Upcoming Events

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!
The 4th World Conference on Marine Biodiversity will be held at the Palais des congrès de Montréal, Québec, Canada, from May 13-16, 2018. This meeting will bring together scientists, practitioners, and policy makers to discuss and advance our understanding of the importance and current state of biodiversity in the marine environment.