Webinar | First Meeting AIR Centre – Caribbean

On October 8th, 2021, 4-6 PM UTC, we introduced the AIR Centre | Caribbean and respective opportunities for an Atlantic basin collaboration. Caribbean countries and overseas territories have a long history of interactions and many common challenges and shared goals. Nonetheless, barriers for scientific and technological cooperation persist, which sometimes hampers the development of collaborative solutions to address climate change, biodiversity loss, destruction of habitats, natural hazards, marine pollution, unequal economic growth and its impacts on rural and urban livelihoods. Preserving and restoring Caribbean marine and coastal resources and fostering effective partnerships for small islands developing states will require stronger international cooperation not only within the region, but with other countries around the Atlantic Ocean as well.

ONWARD Webinar no. 4 – Rapid Assessment of Sars-Cov-2 Transmission Risk for Fecally Contaminated River Water

On September 28th, 2021, 15:00-16:00 BST (19:30-20:30 IST), Dr. Jamie Shutler, Associate Professor, University of Exeter, UK, will present this work on the Rapid Assessment Of Sars-Cov-2 Transmission Risk For Fecally Contaminated River Water. He will explain its basis and how it can be used in both advising public health and guiding further research, and will describe the story behind its publication, including the people and the whales that compelled us into action.

Ocean Exploration, Ocean Science, and Ocean Technology: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

On June 8, 2021, 2:00-4:00 PM UTC, we will commemorate the World Ocean Day with a unique panel led by Alan Leonardi, former Director of NOAA’s Ocean Exploration Program and current President and CEO of the Consortium for Ocean Leadership, which represents the leading American ocean science, research, and technology organizations from academia, industry, and the larger nonprofit sector, in shaping the future of ocean science and technology and in setting the ocean community up for success. The central topic will be the past, present and future of ocean observation and how it will contribute for achieving the Sustainable Development Goal 14: Life Below Water and for delivering greater benefits for both the ocean ecosystems and for society within the context of the UN Decade of Ocean Science 2021-2030.

All-Atlantic marine research infrastructure network (AA-MARINET)

On June 3rd, 2021, 1-3 PM UTC/AZOST, the partners of the All-Atlantic marine research infrastructure network (AA-MARINET) will organize a side event at the All-Atlantic2021 Conference, which will be another important milestone towards the establishment of an effective process for sharing marine research infrastructures, including the implementation of an All-Atlantic Trans-National Access / infrastructure sharing mechanism. This milestone is of crucial importance to address common challenges related to the area of ocean observation, forecasting and monitoring within the context of the Galway and Belem Statements and the UN Decade of the Ocean Science.

Atlantic Smart Cables: Challenges and Opportunities of the CAM Ring

ANACOM and the AIR Centre are organizing a side-event to the All-Atlantic 2021 Conference, which is an online workshop on “Atlantic Smart Cables: Challenges and Opportunities of the CAM Ring” to be held on June 3, 2021 at 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM (UTC / AZOST). Considering that SMART cables will respond to urgent scientific and societal needs, the workshop will address the concept of SMART Cables, discuss the use of submarine telecom cables for seismic and environmental monitoring building upon the replacement of the CAM (Continent, Azores and Madeira Islands) Ring, and explore potential ways of innovative collaboration between industry, governments and academia for societal impact in the Atlantic region.