It is a great challenge to participate in the leadership of AD-AIRCentre. The scope is large – the whole Atlantic Basin – and the ambition is high: promote the voice of the Atlantic by the fair cooperation between national and regional organizations that share a common commitment to the Ocean and to their communities.
Climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution are threatening the health of the Ocean and only a coordinated and co-designed, science-based citizen action can achieve objective and measurable results for the benefit of society.
Fortunately, AIR-Centre community is large and committed: some of the most representative organizations of the Atlantic are already cooperating, promoting mobility, and sharing their experiences and knowledge. Nevertheless, we must increase the effort because the time is short compared with the magnitude of the problems.
Let’s be persistent and keep the direction.
Miguel Miranda, September 2023