Terceira island (Azores) will host, on 20 and 21 April, a high level meeting to promote the North-South / South-North dialogue, in order to assure an integrated approach to all subjects related with Space, Ocean, Climate and Data Management. The meeting will be attended by more than 30 international delegations, involving more than 200 participants.
In 2016, the Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education (MCTES, in Portuguese) and FCT started a series of international workshops that took place in New York, Ponta Delgada (Azores), Lisbon, Paris, Brussels and Brazil, among other places, to work on the definition of an R&D agenda for the Atlantic and the creation of AIR Center – Atlantic International Research Center.
AIR Center aims to be an international cooperation platform dedicated to R&D in the areas of Space, Oceans, Climate and Energy, and to promote networked research, supported by infrastructures and initiatives that will make possible to attract foreign investment.
This meeting, that will take place in Terceira island, will involve the dialogue between Governments, the Industry and Science. It will be attended by government and companies’ representatives from a number of countries, such as: South Africa, Germany, Angola, Argentina, Bulgaria, Brazil, China, Colombia, South Korea, Spain, United States of America, Finland, France, Greece, the Netherlands, India, Ireland, Italy, Nigeria, Norway, United Kingdom, Romania, Senegal, Sweden and Uruguay, among others. The European Commission, the European Space Agency (ESA) and the United Nations (UN) will also be represented.