Co-organised by the Irish Government, the European Commission, the Marine Institute, and the University of Galway, the hybrid event titled “2013 – 2023: A Decade of the Galway Statement – Celebrating Ten Years of Collaborative Marine Research Across the Atlantic Ocean – Our Shared Resource” was held on July 5-6, 2023, in Galway, Ireland.

The Galway Statement, which was signed in 2013 by Canada, the European Union, and the United States of America, marked a significant milestone in the realm of marine research cooperation across the Atlantic. Since then, over a thousand research teams have been dedicated to mapping the seabed of the North Atlantic, making groundbreaking discoveries of new species, conducting studies on the impact of climate change on biodiversity, establishing a network of floating universities, and much more.

These achievements ultimately paved the way for a new era of ocean-scale cooperation, culminating in the signing of the All-Atlantic Ocean Research and Innovation Alliance Declaration in July 2022.

This event brought together European and international partners and stakeholders from the Atlantic region. It served not only as a commemoration of past accomplishments but also as a stepping stone towards the 2023 All-Atlantic Forum in South Africa.

During this event, Nautilos was presented in the wake-up pitch session by the project coordinator. He highlighted the project’s objectives and expected impacts, which you can view in the presentation linked here.