2013 – 2023: 10 years of the Galway Statement – 5-6 July 2023, Galway (Ireland) and Online
Save the date for the forthcoming event: “2013 – 2023: 10 years of the Galway Statement. Celebrating a decade of marine research cooperation along and across the Atlantic Ocean – Our Shared Resource”. The event is co-organised by Irish Government, the European Commission, the Marine Institute, and the University of Galway. It will be a hybrid event held in Galway, Ireland, on 5-6 July 2023, bringing together European and international Atlantic partners and actors.
Much has happened since the Galway Statement was signed in May 2013 between Canada, the European Union and the United States of America. More than 1000 research teams have started to map the North Atlantic seabed, discovered new deep-water volcanoes and species, studied the effects of deep-sea mining and the changing climate on the biodiversity, created a network of floating universities, shared research infrastructures in the Atlantic and Arctic regions, and much else. These successes have led to a new ocean-scale cooperation, culminating in the signing of the All-Atlantic Ocean Research and Innovation Alliance Declaration in Washington DC.
This event will also lead the way up towards the 2023 All-Atlantic Forum in South Africa, and it will interconnect with new strategic mobilisation initiatives that have also been launched in Europe, such as the Mission ‘Restore our Ocean and Waters’, with its Atlantic and Arctic lighthouse. Furthermore, it will empower our future Atlantic stewards and ensure that all of these initiatives support the UN Decade of Ocean Science and the UN Sustainable Development Agenda 2030.
Please mark your calendars and register through the provided registration link. Stay tuned for more details about the programme and speakers. We look forward to welcoming you in Galway in July 2023 for this momentous occasion in our All-Atlantic Ocean cooperation.