The third issue of B.BICE+ newsletter focuses on Marine Science cooperation between Europe and Brazil. EUBrasil contributes to the discussion with an article on how the AtlantOS Project will improve research on the South Atlantic Ocean.
EUBrasil’s article, with the collaboration of the Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, highlights that the approval of the AtlantOS project by the European Commission, which will receive a funding of €20 million from the Horizon 2020 Programme, will represent a significant improvement of the research on the role of the South Atlantic Ocean in the climate system.
Marine Research is one of the main priority areas for the European Commission’s roadmap for cooperation between Brazil and the European Union and the AtlantOS will bring together different monitoring activities of the Atlantic Ocean in the climate system with the participation of Brazil, Canada and the USA.
“The continuation of the policy dialogue will target among other issues the enhancement of EU-Brazilian cooperation in research and innovation on sustainable Atlantic ecosystem approach, innovative use and conservation of Atlantic/marine biodiversity, seabed critical raw materials and ocean literacy”, says George Baroutas, a Technology Transfer Consultant at PRAXI Network/FORTH, on the editorial of the B.BICE newsletter.
This article follows the policy dialogue between Europe and Brazil, on Marine Science. B.BICE+ newsletter brings also an interview with Andrei Polejack, coordinator for Ocean Science and Antarctica of the Brazilian Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MCTI), where he emphasises that there is an immense potential for the cooperation between Brazil and EU in Marine Sciences. Another interview, with Ana Teresa Caetano, Policy officer in Directorate-General Research and Innovation of the European Commission, is also published in the newsletter.
B.BICE+ is a project funded by the European Commission, whose aim is to enhance bilateral cooperation and to support political dialogue in Science, Technology and Innovation among the European Commission, EU Member States, Associated Countries and Brazil.
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