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Representatives of institutes, projects, communities working on the Atlantic and addressing challenges and features of this environment will meet in the Belgian capital, to review the findings and recommendations stated in the latest IPCC Special Report on Oceans and Cryosphere as well as in the IPBES Global Assessment Report on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services.

Since the signing of the Galway Statement on Atlantic Ocean Cooperation (EU - US - Canada) and the Belém Statement on Atlantic Ocean Research and Innovation Cooperation (EU - Brazil - South Africa) in 2017, many new projects and collaborations have been launched, which will be showcased during the Research Forum as stories of development and impact in the Atlantic research and cooperation.

Discussions will also involve the link between research with society, bringing together experts from all fields, ranging from science to industry to political leaders. The meeting will be an important occasion to set a strategic direction for the All-Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance, particularly for how the Alliance will contribute on matters such as the European Green Deal and the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development.

You can read more on the Forum and the Programme on the website of the Forum.