Initial research & policy discussions for space, climate change & energy, ocean & data science for the Atlantic regions.
1st Atlantic Interactions International Workshop
New York City, United States.
Setting a common scientific agenda on space, ocean, climate change and energy.
1st High-Level Dialogue on Atlantic Interactions
Terceira Island, Azores.
Set up working groups towards the development of the AIR Centre. Signature of “Terceira Declaration”
Signed in Portugal between the European Union, Brazil and South Africa for a South-South Framework for Scientific and Technical Cooperation in the Atlantic Ocean. The AIR Centre is mentioned in the statement.
2nd High-Level Dialogue on Atlantic Interactions
The formal establishment of the AIR Centre as a multilateral networked organization for scientific and technological collaboration. Signature of “Florianopolis Declaration“ by 8 countries
Constitution of the AIR Centre
Constitution of the Association for the Development of the AIR Centre (AD AIR Centre) as a transition non-profit association hosted by Portugal (Terceira Island, Azores)
3rd High-Level Dialogue on Atlantic Interactions
Praia, Cape Verde.
Establishment of the six lines of action.
Signature of the “Praia Declaration”
4th High-Level Dialogue on Atlantic Interactions
Canary Islands, Spain.
Establishment of a cross-cutting plan of activities. Recommendation of national nodes in 9 countries. Spain as a new member of the AD AIR Centre. Signature of the “Canary Islands Declaration”
AIR Centre CEO appointed
Joaquin Brito appointed as CEO of the AIR Centre
Ends implementation phase
Starts AIR Centre phase
5th High-Level Dialogue on Atlantic Interactions
Victoria Islands, Lagos, Nigeria.
Recommend the establishment of AIR Centre national & regional offices and affiliated institutions. Support the First AIR Centre Summit (Penn State, USA, May 2020). Support the value of nanosatellites and blue economy. Signature of the “Lagos Declaration” and the “Lagos Letter of Intent”
AIR Centre was granted funding
From the Portuguese Science and Technology Foundation (FCT) aiming at the installation of an Earth Observatory Laboratory in Terceira Island, Azores.
Norway signed the “Praia Declaration”
The United Kingdom
formally joined the AD AIR Centre
Cape Verde and Angola declared their intention to be formally associated with the AD AIR Centre
Installation of two AD AIR Centre offices in Brazil