Press Releases

Press Releases

5 Feb 2020

AORA Marine Microbiome Roadmap is launched

In Brussels on 5th February at a meeting of the AORA Marine Microbiome group at the Skeikampen, Thon Hotel Brussels City Centre the AORA Marine Microbiome Roadmap has been launched.

22 Aug 2019

Twenty-three Youth Ambassadors from countries connected to the Atlantic Ocean will participate in a Summer School at the Marine Institute, Galway from today, Friday 23rd to Tuesday 27th August 2019.

World Microbiome Day
20 Jun 2019

AORA CSA celebrated World Microbiome Day on June 27th with a Marine Microbiome focused workshop in Brussels led by our Icelandic partners RANNÍS. This was the first AORA trilateral dialogue on Marine Microbiome with representatives from Canada, Europe and the United States joining in the discussions.

18 Jun 2019

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY - INSTRUCTOR (OCEAN MAPPING), School of Ocean Technology, Marine Institute of Memorial University, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada

17 Jun 2019

At a recent workshop (April 2019), the AORA Ecosystem Approach to Ocean Health and Stressors Working Group met to finalise their vision and roadmap for an international science plan on research directions, priorities, synergies, and complementarities in the North Atlantic.

9 Jun 2019

In its inaugural year, the 'Go Atlantic Blue' campaign has had an incredible response with more than 50 landmarks and buildings coming on board in Ireland alone. These include airports, State buildings, lighthouses, castles, aquariums and even a windmill.

Go Atlantic Blue
23 May 2019

Galway, 23 May, 2019: Famous buildings and landmarks across Ireland will ‘Go Atlantic Blue’ over the weekend 7-10 June to celebrate our connection to the Atlantic Ocean, as part of World Oceans Day. The global day (Saturday 8 June) connects people worldwide in celebrating the ocean, its importance in our lives and how each of us can protect it, no matter where we live.

17 Apr 2019

The Mindelo Arrangement signing took place during the Cabo Verde Ocean Week, organised by the Government of Cabo Verde. It opens new opportunities to harness the full potential of Cabo Verde's geographic location for the development of the Blue Economy.

1 Nov 2018

From October 30 through November 20, 2018, NOAA and partners will conduct a telepresence-enabled ocean exploration expedition on NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer.

18 Oct 2018

Mapping the world’s oceans is a tremendous task that would benefit from a prioritisation strategy. This article has been posted on

10 Jul 2018

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.

24 Apr 2018

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

24 Apr 2018

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.

20 Apr 2018

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

14 Mar 2018

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.

11 Jan 2018

The European Commission has published a stakeholder survey "Reducing marine litter: actions on single use plastics and abandoned, lost or otherwise discarded fishing gear".

22 Nov 2017

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.

13 Nov 2017

The 8th Meeting of the AORA Atlantic Seabed Mapping International Working Group took place on the 10th and 11th of October 2017.

6 Oct 2017

Ireland announces 6 million in funding for Seabed Mapping and Marine Research as part of Ireland's commitments during the Our Ocean conference in Malta.

14 Sep 2017

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.