Upcoming Events

The All-Atlantic Ocean Research Forum 2022

In conjunction to the Scientific Event in Brazil the Side Event 

Harnessing Marine Microbiomes & Biotechnology for a Changing World

was held on June 3, 2022, 14:00-17:00 UTC 


Information on the outcome of the Side Event will be published soon

Outcomes from the Scientific Event will be highlighted at the Ministerial Event in Washington, D.C. in July, which will be in person and streamed live. The event will feature ministerial interventions and roundtable discussions, as well as the signing of the All-Atlantic Ocean Research & Innovation Alliance Declaration. The main ministerial event will also be accompanied by side events hosted at several Embassies.


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Marine Microbiome Roadmap

Marine Microbiome

We are on the threshold of a new and exciting era of discovery in the oceans

that will shape the development of human endeavours for decades to come.

Within the scope of the AANChOR project and the All Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance, and following the previous capacity building & network events held by the Joint Pilot Action All-Atlantic Marine Biotechnology Initiative (AA-BIOTECMAR), on the 27th and 28th of June (from 10:00 to 13:00 BRT) the All-Atlantic Aquaculture & Marine Biotechnology Startup Accelerator Workshop will be hosted by AA-BIOTECMAR.  AGENDA


The World Ocean Day  8 June

Did you know?

  • The Ocean produces at least 50% of the planet´s oxygen (with the help of marine microbiome)

  • Oceans absorb about 30% of carbon dioxide produced by humans, buffering the impacts of global warming.

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Summary of the pledges from the side event 2021 by the Marine Microbiome Working Group


Exploring microbiome



Microbiome Support


Past Events


Everything about microscopic life is terribly upsetting.
How can things so small be so important?

Isaac Asimov

Three Thematic Pillars

... all supported with underlaying cross-cutting elements

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Environment and Climate

The marine microbiome will be at the heart of understanding ocean ecosystems and the sustainability of the services they provide to society

Food Value Chain

The marine microbiome will be key to securing and facilitating sustainable production of food from our oceans



The marine microbiome will propel biodiscovery, providing new sources of value to society

Cross-Cutting Challenges

Addressing cross-cutting challenges will unlock the potential for a microbiome-based blue economy, leading to high quality food products, biological discoveries, and healthy marine ecosystems