We would like to invite you to a short policy presentation regarding H2020 Mission Atlantic (Towards the Sustainable Development of the Atlantic Ocean) project, which will take place next Monday 27th from 13.30 till 14.30 pm.
DATE 27 June 2022 (13:00 – 19:00 CETS; 08:00 – 14:00 BRT)
Agenda: Mission Atlantic
Meeting Zoom: Link
This Policy Session falls under the first Review Meeting of Mission Atlantic. Due to time constraints, this short session will include a brief project overview on the work done in the first 20 months, followed by a short 10-15 discussion thereafter. Please find the agenda attached and more information on the project below. Mission Atlantic is one of the All Atlantic flagship projects contributing (12 M euros) to the Belen Statement, the Galway statement and the Atlantic Alliance.
MISSION ATLANTIC will map and assess the present and future status of Atlantic marine ecosystems under the influence of climate change and exploitation.
It will be the first initiative to develop operational IEAs and systematically apply IEAs through the Atlantic basin and regional case studies.
Ecosystem Assessments (IEAs) go beyond observing ecosystem status. Engaging scientists, marine stakeholders, and resource managers, the process enables the identification and evaluation of ecosystem components most at risk from natural hazards and the consequences of human activities. This knowledge provides much-needed evidence to support managers and policy makers in their decision-making, and balances the need for environmental protection with secure, sustainable development. This ensures a positive future for the Atlantic Ocean and its peoples.
Therefore, MISSION ATLANTIC will better improve (through the development of the Integrated Ecosystems Assessments) our understanding of Atlantic Ocean ecosystems and drivers of change that impact marine biodiversity and ocean resources.
Programme HORIZON 2020 (BG08-2019-2)
Type of Action Research and Innovation Action
Topic All Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance Flagship
Duration September 2020 - August 2025
Consortium 33 partners in 14 countries
Coordinator Danmarks Tekniske Universitet (DTU), Denmark
Total Budget €11.5 Million
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