The European Commission signs Atlantic Ocean Research Cooperation declaration with Brazil | JPI OCEANS

The European Commission signs Atlantic Ocean Research Cooperation declaration with Brazil

2015.11.27

The European Commission signs Atlantic Ocean Research Cooperation declaration with Brazil

The declaration was followed up by an announcement of a coordinated call on biofuels

The European Commission and the Brazilian government signed a joint declaration for Atlantic Ocean Research to enhance marine cooperation between Europe and Brazil. The agreement follows the celebration of the EU-Brazil high level conference which aims to develop common expertise and scientific knowledge on the Atlantic Ocean and its dynamic systems, provide a new momentum for enhancing marine cooperation between Brazil and Europe and discuss how to further engage in joint research projects and improve reciprocal access to infrastructures.
 
The joint declaration, will form basis of the new research strategy for the South Atlantic Ocean, which was announced by Commissioner Carlos Moedas during the summer and which intends to mirror the strategy for the northern part of the Atlantic Ocean with the USA and Canada under the so-called Galway Agreement. The joint declaration provides the legal basis for the EU and Brazil to enhance marine cooperation and decide how to further engage in joint research projects, mainly through Horizon 2020, as well as improve reciprocal access to infrastructures.
 
During the EU-Brazil high level conference information on JPI Oceans and the opportunities for international collaboration was presented by Gilles Lericolais, of IFREMER, France, in his capacity as a Management Board member of JPI Oceans. 
 
During his first official mission to Brazil Commissioner Moedas has also launched a coordinated call on bio-fuels together with FAPESP (the Research Funding Agency of the State of São Paulo), CONFAP (the Council of State Foundations for Research) and the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation. In addition, an open call organised by FAPESP has also been announced; this call will allow funding the participation of researchers from the State of São Paulo in projects successfully selected by Horizon 2020 –the EU's Framework Programme for Research and Innovation.
 
Photo credit thumbnail: © European Union, 2015 / Source: AFP-Services, EC - Audiovisual Service / Photo: Yasuyoshi Chiba

JPI Oceans AISBL  •   Rue du Trône 4, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
Tel. +32 (0)2 626 16 60   •     info@jpi-oceans.eu
Website developed and maintained by VLIZ | Privacy and Cookie policy