2013 – 2023: 10 years of the Galway Statement

The European Commission, the Irish Government, the Marine Institute and the University of Galway have organized the event 2013 – 2023: 10 years of the Galway Statement. Celebrating a decade of marine research cooperation along and across the Atlantic Ocean – Our Shared Resource.

The event will be hold from on 4th July in Dublin (onsite and only with invitation) and on 5 and 6th July in Galway (hybrid format).

The Galway Statement was signed in May 2013 between Canada, the European Union and the United States of America. More than 1000 projects were developed to implement this agreement, being AquaVitae one of them.

Different actions and agreements were launched under this framework of cooperation in the Atlantic. In July 2022 the All-Atlantic Ocean Research and Innovation Alliance Ministerial Declaration in Washington D.C. was signed to record the achievements done up to date.

10 years later, Micheál Martin, Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ireland and EU Commissioner Mairead McGuinness will open the event in Dublin to celebrate the 10-year-anniversary of the Galway statement.

Philip James, AquaVitae coordinator, will attend the event to represent the project. On , showcase its advances and results up to date and depict its future. He will be accompanied by Mayleen Schlund, a young ambassador there from AquaVitae´s exchange program.

In addition, Isabel Sousa Pinto, leader of the research case on macroalgae (CIIMAR), will participate on the panenel Atlantic Ocean observation, seabed mapping, biodiversity, ocean literacy, DNA of the Atlantic.

Event Details

Wed 5 Jul 2023
09.00 IST
Galway, Ireland