The Atlantic Symposium will feature four keynote speakers, two from Europe and two from the USA, who will set the scene for an Expert Panel Discussion involving the keynote speakers and distinguished leaders in the field of marine sciences from Europe and United States. The Symposium will explore the historical, cultural and scientific links across the North Atlantic Ocean, our current knowledge of how the Atlantic ecosystem functions, the marine economic, social and environmental challenges and opportunities we face and the benefits of cooperation.
The Atlantic Ocean - how it works: presenting our understanding of the Atlantic ecosystem, its evolution, hydrodynamics and ecology.
Keynote Speaker: Prof Michael St John, Technical University of Denmark.
The Atlantic Resource Base: describing the socio-economic and environmental resource base, including climate change impacts, which affect both today and likely future experiences of ordinary citizens.
Keynote Speaker: Dr Michael Crosby, MOTE Marine Laboratory, Florida, USA.
Opportunities for Scientific Collaboration: exploring the opportunities and benefits of co-operation across the Atlantic in the areas of science, technology and innovation.
Keynote Speaker: Mr Robert-Jan Smits, Director General, Research and Innovation, European Commission.
Chair: Dr Peter Heffernan, CEO, Marine Institute, Ireland.
The four Keynote Speakers will be joined by:
Dr David Conover, Director, Division of Ocean Sciences, National Science Foundation, USA.
Prof James J. McCarty, Alexander Agassiz Professor of Biological Oceanography, Harvard University, USA.
Dr Scott Glenn, Professor of Physical Oceanography, Rutgers University, Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences, USA.
Dr Sybille van den Hove, Visiting Professor, University of Barcelona, member of the Scientific Committee of the European Environment Agency (EEA).
Attendance numbers do not account for private attendees. Get there early!