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The Need for a Holistic and Science-Based Approach to an All-Atlantic Strategy – Helena Vieira

In the final of our series of All-Atlantic Conversations, Joanne Sweeney interviews Helena Vieira, Director General of Maritime Policy under the Ministry of the Sea in Portugal. WATCH INTERVIEW What is your vision for the All-Atlantic cooperation? From my perspective, as a representative of Portugal within the Atlantic action plan and under the policy – […]

The Importance of Cross-Ocean Collaboration – Katie Geddes

In the eighth of our series of All-Atlantic Conversations, Joanne Sweeney interviews Katie Geddes, Program Analyst at the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). WATCH INTERVIEW Tell us a little bit about you and your work. I work for the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or NOAA. I work in the International Activities office […]

Bringing Ocean Industry and Academic Research Together – John Bell

In the sixth of our series of All-Atlantic Conversations, Joanne Sweeney interviews John Bell, Director Healthy Planet, DG Research & Innovation in the European Commission. WATCH INTERVIEW     I’ve been speaking to oceanographers and people who are mapping the ocean sea floor, ocean scientists, but you’re the first policymaker that I’ve had an opportunity […]

A Vision for the All-Atlantic Mission – Nuno Lourenco

In the fourth in our series of All-Atlantic Conversations, Joanne Sweeney speaks to Nuno Lourenco, Director of the +Atlantic CoLAB, a not-for-profit institution comprising universities and industry. WATCH INTERVIEW Talk to us a little bit about what your vision is for the All Atlantic mission. I’ve been having other conversations with other subject matter experts […]

Safeguarding the Ocean – Fabienne Jacq

In the fifth of our series of All-Atlantic Conversations, Joanne Sweeney interviews Fabienne Jacq, Policy Officer in the European Commission. WATCH INTERVIEW What is your role in the All-Atlantic collaboration? I am a policy officer in the European Commission and am working on the Copernicus Program in the director of general in charge of space […]

The Impact of an All-Atlantic Approach – Kendra MacDonald

In the first of our series of All-Atlantic Conversations, Joanne Sweeney interviews Kendra MacDonald, Canada’s Ocean Supercluster CEO, on the impact of an All-Atlantic approach. WATCH INTERVIEW So what impact do you think that an All-Atlantic approach is going to make? Canada’s Ocean Supercluster is really trying to grow the Canadian ocean economy, but we’re […]

The Impact of an All-Atlantic Approach – Romain Troublé

In the third in our series of All-Atlantic Conversations, Joanne Sweeney interviews Romain Troublé, Executive Director of the Tara Ocean Foundation, on the impact of an All-Atlantic approach. The Tara Ocean Foundation is working on the microbiome of the water column of the ocean. They are trying to address this question with genomics and understand […]