MISSION ATLANTIC is part of a cluster of projects, funded by the European Union under the Horizon 2020 programme, to implement the Belém Statement. This joint declaration on South and Tropical Atlantic Research and Innovation Cooperation was signed by the EU, Brazil and South Africa in 2017, following on from the Galway statement on North Atlantic cooperation signed in 2013 by the EU, USA and Canada.

The 'sister' projects are part of the All-Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance and together aim to upscale research and innovation cooperation within the Atlantic basin, from Antarctica to the Arctic.

  • The AANChOR-CSA project (All-Atlantic Cooperation for Ocean Research and Innovation) is funded by the European Union under the Horizon 2020 programme, as a Coordination and Support Action (CSA), and will run from October 2018 to September 2022.

    The project aims to identify concrete joint actions to support the implementation of the EU-Brazil-South Africa Belém Statement, contribute to the implementation of the selected actions and define long term measures for sustainability of the cooperation framework beyond the lifetime of the CSA.

    Find out more about AANChOR at: allatlanticocean.org/annchor_csa

  • The Blue-Action project (Arctic impact on weather and climate) is funded by the European Union under the Horizon 2020 programme as a Research and Innovation Action (RIA) and will run from December 2016 to September 2021.

    The project aims to model and predict the impact of warming in the Arctic region and develop new techniques to improve forecast accuracy.

    Find out more about the Blue-Action project at: blue-action.eu

  • The SO-CHIC project (Southern Ocean Carbon and Heat Impact on Climate) is funded by the European Union under the Horizon 2020 programme as a Research and Innovation Action (RIA) and will run from November 2019 to October 2024.

    The project aims to unlock an understanding of some of the key Southern Ocean processes, which represent the main limitation of the current generation of climate models in their way to represent past and future global heat and carbon cycles.

    Find out more about the SO-CHIC project at: sochic-h2020.eu

  • The TRIATLAS project (Tropical and South Atlantic Climate-Based Marine Ecosystem Prediction for Sustainable Management) is funded by the European Union under the Horizon 2020 programme as a Research and Innovation Action (RIA) and will run from June 2019 to May 2023.

    The project aims to assess the status of the South and Tropical Atlantic marine ecosystem and develop a framework for predicting its future changes, and thus contribute to the sustainable management of human activities in the Atlantic Ocean as a whole.

    Find out more about the TRIATLAS project at: triatlas.w.uib.no

  • The AtlantECO project (Atlantic Ecosystems Assessment, Forecasting and Sustainability) is funded by the European Union under the Horizon 2020 programme as a Research and Innovation Action (RIA) and will run from September 2020 to August 2024.

    The project aims to develop and apply a novel, unifying framework that provides knowledge-based resources for a better understanding and management of the Atlantic Ocean and its ecosystem services

    Find out more about the AtlantECO project at: atlanteco.eu

  • The AquaVitae project (New species, processes and products contributing to increased production and improved sustainability in emerging low trophic, and existing low and high trophic aquaculture value chains in the Atlantic) is funded by the European Union under the Horizon 2020 programme as a Research and Innovation Action (RIA) and will run from June 2019 to May 2023.

    The project aims to increase aquaculture production of low-trophic species in and around the Atlantic Ocean by developing new species, processes and products.

    Find out more about the AquaVitae project at: aquavitaeproject.eu

  • The iAtlantic project (Integrated Assessment of Atlantic Marine Ecosystems in Space and Time) is funded by the European Union under the Horizon 2020 programme as a Research and Innovation Action (RIA) and will run from June 2019 to May 2023.

    The project aims to deliver knowledge that is critical for responsible and sustainable management of Atlantic Ocean resources in an era of unprecedented global change.

    Find out more about the iAtlantic project at: iatlantic.eu/

  • The ASTRAL project (All Atlantic Ocean Sustainable, Profitable and Resilient Aquaculture) is funded by the European Union under the Horizon 2020 programme as a Research and Innovation Action (RIA) and will run from September 2020 to August 2024.

    The project aims to define, support and promote integrated multi-trophic aquaculture (IMTA), as a method of sustainable aquaculture, across the Atlantic area.

    Find out more about the ASTRAL project at: astral-project.eu/

  • The Blue-Cloud project (Piloting innovative services for Marine Research & the Blue Economy) is funded by the European Union under the Horizon 2020 programme as a Research and Innovation Action (RIA) and will run from October 2019 to September 2022.

    The project aims to federate and pilot innovative services for Marine Research and the Blue Economy.

    Find out more about the Blue-Cloud project at: blue-cloud.org/

  • The EuroSea project (Improving and integrating European ocean observation and forecasting systems for sustainable development) is funded by the European Union under the Horizon 2020 programme, as an Innovation Action (IA), and will run from November 2019 to December 2023.

    The project aims to improve the European ocean observing and forecasting system in a global context, delivering ocean observations and forecasts to advance scientific knowledge about ocean climate, marine ecosystems, and their vulnerability to human impacts and to demonstrate the importance of the ocean to an economically viable and healthy society.

    Find out more about EuroSea at: eurosea.eu

  • The NAUTILOS project (New Approach to Underwater Technologies for Innovative, Low-Cost Ocean Observation) is funded by the European Union under the Horizon 2020 programme as an Innovation Action (IA) and will run from October 2020 to September 2024.

    The project aims to fill in marine observation and modelling gaps for biogeochemical, biological, and deep ocean physics essential ocean variables and mico-/nano-plastics, by developing a new generation of cost-effective sensors and samplers, their integration within observing platforms, and development in large-scale demonstrations in European seas.

    Find out more about the NAUTILOS project at: nautilos-h2020.eu

  • The TechOceanS project (Technologies for Ocean Sensing) is funded by the European Union under the Horizon 2020 programme as a Research and Innovation Action (RIA) and will run from October 2020 to September 2024.

    The project will develop nine innovative technologies and methods for deep-sea sensing, sample collection and on-board analysis, and AI-driven image processing and transmission.

    Find out more about the TechOceanS project at: techoceans.eu

  • The SUMMER project (Sustainable Management for Mesopelagic Resources) is funded by the European Union under the Horizon 2020 programme as a Research and Innovation Action (RIA) and will run from September 2019 to August 2024.

    The project will establish a protocol to accurately estimate mesopelagic fish biomass, quantify the ecosystem services provided by the mesopelagic community (food, climate regulation, and potential for bioactive compounds) and develop a decision support tool to measure the trade-offs between the different services.

    Find out more about the SUMMER project at: summerh2020.eu