• 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.
  • Commissioner Carlos Moedas, 16-17 April 2015, Palais D’Egmont, Brussels.
  • 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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The Educational Passages programme promotes ocean and environmental literacy by allowing different schools across America to sponsor a boat that is then launched in the Atlantic and tracked via GPS.
OCEANS North America will be hosted in Alaska for the first time in 2017. The theme, “Our Harsh and Fragile Ocean” will bring consideration of the issues of Climate Change, Diminishing Arctic Ice Pack, Ocean Acidification, Increase vessel traffic in Arctic waters, Energy extraction and much more.
The unmanned miniature Lancer boat is heading home and may land in Kerry or Cork within weeks. The miniature unmanned 1 ½ metre Lancer boat that was found washed ashore in Galway in September 2016.

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Our Ocean 2017 conference will be held in Valletta, Malta, 5-6 October 2017
4th Atlantic Stakeholder Platform Conference, 8 November 2017, Glasgow, United Kingdom