20 Apr 2018

EU and Argentina reinforce cooperation in Marine Research and Innovation

On the 18th of April the European Commission and the Ministry of Science, Technology and Productive Innovation of Argentina signed an administrative arrangement encouraging cooperation in marine research and innovation to tackle the challenges linked to the Atlantic Ocean, including ocean observation, food security, polar research and climate variability. This arrangement complements the EU's wide-ranging and successful cooperation with Argentina on science and technology and also its long-standing commitment towards Atlantic Ocean Research and Innovation Cooperation.

Europe and Argentina intend to encourage cooperation in the field of science, technology and innovation based on mutual benefit in key common areas of interest such as:

  • Climate variability and ecosystem approaches;
  • Ocean  observation   (including  seabed  mapping),  forecasting  and  monitoring processes and systems;
  • Food security, sustainable fisheries, aquaculture and biodiversity;
  • Ocean technology;
  • Polar research  (interlinkages between  different connected systems -Oceans and Climate-)

The agreement was signed by Carlos Moedas, Commissioner for Science Research & Innovation, European Commission and Jose Lino Salvador Barafiao, Minister of Science, Technology and Productive Innovation, Argentina.

A copy of the agreement is available for download here.