Project collaborations


​Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance Coordination and Support Action

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Lead organization: Marine Institute, Ireland​

Duration: 2015-2020

ICES contacts:
Ellen Johannesen​, Coordinating Secretary
Neil Holdsworth, Head of Data and Information
Wojciech Wawrzynski​, Head of Science Support

Project objectives:​

AORA-CSA provides scientific, technical and log istical support to the European Commission in developing and implementing trans-Atlantic marine research cooperation between the European Union, the United States of America and Canada.

The project will: 

  • Support the implementation of the Galway Statement on an Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance
  • Improve the international cooperation framework of marine research programmes, and creating the basis for the development of future large-scale joint international marine research programmes

establish a long term knowledge sharing platform for easy access to information and data relevant to the EU Blue Growth Agenda.

ICES role:

Participation in the project's High Level Operational Board (WP1) as well as leading three work packages : 

​AORA-CSA is funded by the European Commission's Horizon 2020 programme under grant agreement no 652677.



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