A New Era of Blue Enlightenment, 12-14 July in Lisbon

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This event will celebrate the launch of the South Atlantic Flagship Initiative between the European Union, Brazil and South Africa, aiming to better understand and deepen scientific knowledge of marine ecosystems and the interrelations between oceans and climate change, oceans and food, and oceans and energy systems, as well as the dynamics of the Atlantic Ocean and its interconnected Circulation Systems from Antarctica to the Arctic.

A Statement on Atlantic Ocean Research and Innovation Cooperation between the European Union, Brazil and South Africa is planned to be signed during the event. This Statement will build on our bilateral achievements, namely the signing of bilateral Declarations of Intent on Marine Research and Innovation Cooperation with Brazil and South Africa, and the development of the South-South Framework for Scientific and Technical Cooperation in the South and Tropical Atlantic and Southern Ocean.

 AtlantOS is organising a side event on the 12th that is focussing on Building an Atlantic Ocean Community: Project and Ideas Meeting Place. The side event is entitled Connecting to better observe the Atlantic Ocean and the agenda can be downloaded here.