Bringing the Ocean to Society
5 Nov 2018
Ready, Set, Go! New cooperation for ocean research and innovation along and across the Atlantic started!
And we couldn’t be more excited to be part of the H2020 AANChOR project!

With the ambitious aim of creating a concrete long-term international ocean community for the whole Atlantic basin, AANChOR is far more than an H2020 funded project.

AANChOR’s true drive is to actively support the political initiatives to strengthen Atlantic Research and Innovation Cooperation (Belém Statement and South Atlantic Research and Innovation Flagship Initiative).

In the spirit of the European Commissioner for the Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries  Karmenu Vella's (@KarmenuVella) message at the Our Ocean 2018 Conference, "Commitments can be a powerful instrument for change. But words have to be turned into action.”, AANChOR will be bringing forward a framework for the identification and implementation of concrete collaborative activities within the Atlantic basin, from Antarctica to the Arctic.

Recognising a shared wealth, AANChOR will give a voice to relevant international stakeholders across several vital Atlantic Ocean-related topics to identify the best and most impactful collaborative activities, thus working together to build a long-term All Atlantic ocean community.

As Mr. Vella stated, we need the Ocean and the Ocean needs us. We are ready... are you!?

After the AANChOR consortia Kick-Off Meeting in DG RTD, Brussels in October 2018, now you can join forces with the brand new project. Led by EurOcean Member the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT), Portugal, its aims is to turn commitments into actions and build an international ocean community across and along the whole Atlantic basin!

Follow AANChOR on Twitter (while we are working hard setting up an All Atlantic webportal) and stay tuned for new and exciting news and outcomes!