Atlantic News

  • 1st meeting of the Atlantic Strategy Committee

    The 1st meeting of the Atlantic Strategy Committee under the Portuguese Presidency was held in Porto de Lisboa on March 30th 2023

  • The Atlantic Initiative welcomes the Portuguese Presidency – An exclusive interview!

    In 2023, Portugal will chair the Atlantic Strategy Committee in accordance with the principle of rotation among the participating countries (IE, FR, PT and ES) of the Atlantic Strategy. As referred to in the 2022 EU Blue Economy Report “It is also important to know the extent of Blue Economy activities by sea basin to be able to determine the effects of the Blue Economy at a regional level.” The Atlantic Sea Basin has unique features due to its geography, the model of governance and the potential and opportunities.

  • Apply for your own "In My Country" event

    In 2022, EMD In My Country was a great success, with 630 virtual, physical and hybrid events, covering all the sea basins of the EU.

    EMD In My Country 2023 will include physical, virtual and hybrid events that will take place from 1 April to 31 October 2023.

    Organisers will receive a communication pack and their events will be promoted via the Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries' information channels. 

  • The EU Sea Basin Strategies for the Atlantic, Western Mediterranean and Black Sea have joined forces

    The European Commission has been supporting the establishment and implementation of three sea basin strategies in the Atlantic, the Black Sea and the Western Mediterranean. 

    In May 2021, the European Commission adopted a new approach for a sustainable blue economy in the EU that sets out a detailed agenda for the blue economy to play a major role in achieving the European Green Deal objectives. 

  • The new approach to the Sea Basin Strategy in the words of our Atlantic National Hubs

    With a new year ahead and a new joint approach, let’s read what our National Hubs have to say...

    Marta Pascual Marta Pascual, National Hub Pillar I,

  • ASC Portuguese Presidency Message

  • Atlantic Success Stories

    enlightenedThe purpose of the Atlantic Action Plan 2.0 is to unlock the potential of the sustainable Blue Economy in the Atlantic area while preserving marine ecosystems and contributing to climate change adaptation and mitigation of environmental hazards.


  • New All-Atlantic Ocean Research and Innovation Alliance political Declaration

    The EU signs landmark All-Atlantic Ocean Research and Innovation Declaration with 7 partner countries

    In Washington, D.C. on 13 July, the European Union, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Cabo Verde, Morocco, South Africa and the United States signed a new All-Atlantic Ocean Research and Innovation Declaration. It will continue the successful journey of ocean science diplomacy and set a common path forward for ocean research cooperation in the Atlantic, from Pole to Pole, for the next decade.

  • United Nations Ocean Conference 2022

    United Nations Ocean Conference 

    Save our Ocean, Protect our Future...

    The Ocean Conference, co-hosted by the Governments of Kenya and Portugal, came at a critical time as the world is seeking to address many of the deep-rooted problems of our societies laid bare by the COVID-19 pandemic and which will require major structural transformations and common shared solutions that are anchored in the SDGs.

  • Mission Atlantic Review Meeting - Policy Session

    Mission Atlantic would like to invite you to a short policy presentation regarding