This event celebrates the signing of the Galway Statement in May 2013 between Canada, the European Union and the United States of America and furthermore a decade of marine research cooperation along and across the Atlantic Ocean. The event is co-organised by the Irish Government, the European Commission, the Marine Institute and the University of Galway. It will be a hybrid event held in Galway, Ireland, on 5-6 July 2023, bringing together European and international Atlantic partners and actors.
This event will also lead the way up towards the 2023 All-Atlantic Forum in South Africa, and it will interconnect with new strategic mobilisation initiatives that have also been launched in Europe, such as the Mission "Restore our Ocean and Waters", with its Atlantic and Arctic lighthouse. Furthermore, it will empower the future Atlantic stewards and ensure that all of these initiatives support the UN Decade of Ocean Science and the UN Sustainable Development Agenda 2030.