31 May 2021


All-Atlantic Data & Policy Forum

31 May  | 14:00 - 18:15 CEST

Registration is free


Under the umbrella of the All Atlantic Cooperation for Ocean Research and Innovation (AANChOR-CSA) Project, the All-Atlantic Data Policy Forum forms part of the implementation of the Joint Pilot Action for Work Package 5 of AANChOR (Common Standards for Data and Information Sharing), and takes place in the run-up to the All-Atlantic R&I for a Sustainable Ocean Conference

The All-Atlantic Data and Policy Forum brings together speakers and panellists from across the Atlantic Ocean discussing and debating four topics that are pivotal to the future of Trans-Atlantic data and information sharing.

Blue-Cloud Project Coordinator Sara Pittonet Gaiarin (Trust-IT) is taking part in Panel 4 of this Forum: Technical Session on Data Infrastructures and Services.

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All Atlantic Data Policy Forum


  • What is the importance of Atlantic Ocean scientific data in the context of global change?
  • How will this data generate a solid and inclusive knowledge base for the development of solutions towards the achievements of the Sustainable Development Goals and for science policy and management decisions?


  • Build a coalition of stakeholders with common goals towards data and information sharing.
  • Promote a governance approach and guidelines on how Atlantic Ocean natural and social science data, including indigenous bio-cultural knowledge, are collected, stored and managed.
  • Launch the Roadmap for the All-Atlantic Ocean Data Space (AAODS)
  • Release a White Paper providing recommendations for governments, enabling them to address critical issues arising from the need for sharing scientific data in an equitable and accessible manner.


  • To encourage the adoption of a data-driven mentality in scientific research, which will generate a good knowledge base for policy and decision making.
  • To influence the development of guidelines and legislation focused on Atlantic Ocean data collection and use, thereby opening the door for the Trans-Atlantic adoption of common standards for information and data sharing in the spirit of ‘open science’ and the FAIR/CARE principles.
  • To create a Trans-Atlantic federation of data infrastructures, in close collaboration with our sister projects, Atlantic brothers and other international initiatives.
  • To make Atlantic Ocean data available through a web-based platform All‑Atlantic Ocean Data Space (AAODS). The AAODS will provide maximum online availability and accessibility of data and contributes to wider efforts towards future ocean governance.
  • To ensure that all stakeholders have free access to relevant data and contribute to the sustainable stewardship of the Atlantic Ocean for the global common good.

For more details, visit the official website

Learn more about our All-Atlantic 2021 side event on 3 June: "Towards an All-Atlantic Data Space for the Ocean