• Mission: 

    The All-Atlantic Cooperation for Ocean Research and innovation (AANChOR) is a European Union H2020 whose main ambition is to promote the implementation of the South Atlantic Research and Innovation Flagship initiative and the Belém Statement (BS), signed by the European Union (EU), Brazil, and South Africa in 2017, to upscale research and innovation cooperation in the Atlantic Ocean, from Antarctica to the Arctic, started under the Galway Statement.
    AANChOR will pursue this ambition by providing the Belém Co-Chairs with a framework to identify and contribute to the implementation of concrete long-term collaborative activities, reinforcing international cooperation between Europe, the tropical and South Atlantic countries, connecting with the challenges and research needs of the North Atlantic. By connecting major players in research and innovation from around the Atlantic Ocean, AANChOR aims to build a long-lasting Atlantic Research and Innovation Ocean Community to address grand challenges and opportunities.

  • Collaboration with Blue-Cloud: 

    Joint dissemination & communication activities: Blue-Cloud and AANChOR have co-hosted a joint workshop with the G7 Future of the Seas and Oceans Initiative, and the two Horizon 2020 projects, iAtlantic and AtlantECO, as a side-event at the All-Atlantic 2021 on 3 June 2021.

    Moreover, Blue-Cloud and AANChOR have taken part to the All-Altantic Ocean Research Forum on 6 February 2020 too, co-organising the workshop 'Improving the knowledge of our oceans and seas and bringing them closer to citizens' with the support of the AORAC-SA and AtlantOS projects.

    Towards an All-Atlantic Data Space for the Ocean, 3 June 2021

    Workshop jointly organised by the All-Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance (AANChOR), the G7 Future of the Seas and Oceans Initiative, H2020 Blue-Cloud, H2020 iAtlantic and H2020 AtlantECO, as a side-event at the All-Atlantic2021 R&I for a Sustainable Ocean Stakeholder Conference 

    On the 3rd of June 2021 experts from research institutes, data providers, marine data services and industry actors across the Atlantic region join the event “Towards an All Atlantic Data Space”, jointly organised by Blue-Cloud and the All-Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance (AANChOR), the G7 Future of the Seas and Oceans Initiative, and H2020 projects iAtlantic and AtlantECO, in collaboration with EMODnet and Copernicus Marine Service. The workshop was a side-event at the All-Atlantic 2021 R&I for a Sustainable Ocean Ministerial & High-level Stakeholder Conference co-organised by the Portuguese Presidency of the European Union Council and the European Commission. The workshop provided an arena to share the current capability of marine data collection, sharing and services across the Atlantic Ocean, and to debate about EU and international initiatives working to harmonise and facilitate data sharing across the Atlantic, and offered insight into  available facilities, tools, training, and the latest open science ‘blue cloud’ technologies to make data findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable. 

    Check the event page | Read the post event report