All-Atlantic Summit on Innovation for Sustainable Marine Development and the Blue Economy

Fostering Global Economic Recovery in a Post-pandemic World

  • October 01, 2020 | by AIR Centre

The All-Atlantic Summit will include the 6th High-Level Industry-Science-Government Dialogue on Atlantic Interactions and technical sessions focusing on innovation to develop inclusive ocean economies in the Atlantic region. The event originally was to be held at The Navy Yard in Philadelphia but has transitioned to an online summit slated for October 5-9. Registration is free and open to the public. Live streaming link is sent after registration.

The 6th HLD will be followed by four days of technical sessions under the theme “Innovation for Sustainable Marine Development and the Blue Economy.” The summit is hosted by Penn State’s Alliance for Education, Science, Engineering and Design with Africa (AESEDA) and co-organized by AIR Centre.

“The AIR Centre is providing an innovation network organization to foster the articulation of the major challenges facing the Atlantic region,” said Portuguese Minister of Science, Technology, and Higher Education Manuel Heitor. “It definitely provides new horizons for future generations and we all should guarantee its continuous development and impact towards south-north and north-south cooperation in the Atlantic.”

The summit will bring together high-level representation from member nations of the AIR Centre, the international scientific research community and industry partners to discuss ideas, initiatives and projects around AIR Centre’s thematic missions as well as supporting cross-cutting activities such as capacity building, infrastructure sharing, and space and ocean literacy.

Day One: 6th High-Level Industry-Science-Government Dialogue on Atlantic Interactions.

Day Two: Plenary session on the Blue Economy for Post-Pandemic Recovery; and Parallel sessions on Marine Spatial Planning, Coastal Pollution, Mangroves, and Coastal Processes (parallel sessions co-organized with GEO MBON)

Day Three: Plenary session on the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development 2021 – 2030: Opportunities for Atlantic Engagement; and Parallel sessions on Extreme Weather, Floods, Sea Level Rise, and Coastal Erosion

Day Four: Plenary session on International Collaboration; Parallel sessions on Sustainable Fisheries, Sustainable Aquaculture, Coastal Observation, Seagrass, Corals and Sargassum (the last four parallel sessions are co-organized with GEO MBON)

Day Five: Plenary session on Capacity Building and Innovation; Parallel sessions on Numerical Modelling, Marine Robotics, Nanosatellite Constellation and Artificial Intelligence.

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