The All-Atlantic Ocean Research Forum 2022



You are invited to Harnessing Marine Microbiomes & Biotechnology for a Changing World, June 3, 2022, 14:00-17:00 UTC (11AM-2PM Brasilia). Register at:


The agenda and timeline can be found here

This virtual side event of the All-Atlantic Ocean Research Forum 2022 hosted by the AORA Marine Microbiome Working Group and AANCHOR Joint Pilot Action BiotechMar will discuss marine microbiome/marine biotechnology research, management, and industry perspectives to serve the pending All Atlantic Research & Innovation Alliance Declaration. 


The Scientific Main Event will take place May 31-June 2, 2022. Outcomes from the Scientific Event will be highlighted at the Ministerial Event in Washington, D.C. the week of July 12-14 (streamed live).

Upcoming Events

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.

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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