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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
Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance
The Galway Statement on Atlantic Ocean Cooperation was signed on 24 May 2013 by the European Union, Canada and the United States. This launched the Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance. The overarching objectives of the Galway Statement are to:
- improve ocean health and stewardship
- promote sustainable management of resources
- improve ecosystem assessments and forecasts and deeper understanding of vulnerabilities and risks, including climate change
- to generate new tools to increase resilience, conserve rich biodiversity, manage risk and determine social, environmental, and economic priorities
- Promote our citizens’ understanding of the value of the Atlantic by promoting oceans literacy
Based on this, a Trilateral Galway Implementation Committee was established and the signatories of the Galway Statement mandated Fisheries & Oceans Canada (DFO), the European Commission (EC) and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), USA, to guide the Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance.