All-Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance
On 13 July 2017, Brazil, South Africa and the EU signed a trilateral agreement to strengthen cooperation in research and innovation in marine science in the South Atlantic: the Belém Declaration. This cooperation builds on the Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance (AORA) signed in Galway between Canada, the European Union and the United States, which launched the Atlantic Cooperation in May 2013. Since 2018, another three countries have joined the Alliance through bilateral agreements with the EU, including Argentina, Cabo Verde, and Morocco. The AANChOR Project supports the work of the Alliance.
In order to promote substantive cooperation in the Atlantic region at the scientific level, the EU has funded over 40 projects in the last 5 years, including the following ongoing projects with active German participation ARICE, EuroSea, iAtlantic, MissionAtlantic, and Triatlas.