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Atlantic Interactions Initiative promotes a meeting in Terceira Island


The island of Terceira will host, on April 20-21, a high-level meeting to promote North-South / South-North dialogue, aiming for an integrated approach to issues related to space, oceans, climate and date managementwhich will be attended by more than 30 international delegations and will involve more than 200 participants.

In 2016 the MCTES and FCT initiated a series of international workshops, held in New York, Ponta Delgada, Lisbon, Paris, Brazil and Brussels, among others, with a view to defining an R&D Research agenda for the Atlantic and creating the AIR Center - Atlantic International Research Center.

The AIR Center intends to project itself as an international cooperation platform dedicated to research in the areas of aerospace, oceans, climate change and energy, of networked research, supported by infrastructures and initiatives that allow attracting foreign investment.

This meeting, which will be held on the island of Terceira, will involve dialogue between governments, industry and science. It will have the participation of government representatives and companies from numerous countries, namely: South Africa, Germany, Angola, Argentina, Bulgaria, Brazil, China, Colombia, South Korea, Spain, United States of America, Finland, France, Greece, Holland, India, Ireland, Italy, Nigeria, Norway, Romania, Senegal, Sweden, and Uruguay, among others. The European Commission, the European Space Agency (ESA) and the United Nations will also be represented at the event.

See the program and the list of participants for the event.