Southern Atlantic Marine Science Cooperation Workshop

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10:00     Welcoming Statements

Gilles Lericolais, Director of European and International Affairs, Ifremer, France

Detlef Stammer, Vice-Chair, German Marine Research Consortium and Director, Center for Earth System Research and Sustainability, University of Hamburg, Germany

Sieglinde Gruber, Head of Unit, Marine Resources, Directorate General for Research and Innovation, European Commission

Terry Schaefer, Deputy Director, International Activities Office, Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency, USA

Thomas Auf der Heyde, Deputy Director General, Department of Science and Technology, South Africa

Andrei Polejack, Coordinator for Ocean Science and Antarctica, Secretariat for R&D Policies and Programs,
Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, Brazil


Workshop Moderation

Werner Ekau, Head, Ecology Section, Leibniz Center for Tropical Marine Ecology, Bremen, Germany 

Gilles Lericolais, Director of European and International Affairs, Ifremer, France

10:30     Session 1: General presentations on marine research landscapes in South Africa and Brazil

South Atlantic related research in South Africa
Pedro M. Scheel Monteiro, Head of Ocean Systems and Climate, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), South Africa

Central and South Atlantic related research in Brazil
Fabio Hazin, Director, Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture, Federal Rural University of Pernambuco, Brazil


11:20     Session 2: Cooperation between EU Member States, Brazil & South Africa: case studies

South Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (SAMOC) Initiative
Sabrina Speich, Laboratoire de Météorologie Dynamique (LMD-IPSL), Paris, France

Optimizing and Enhancing the Integrated Atlantic Ocean Observing System (AtlantOS) project
Sabrina Speich, Laboratoire de Météorologie Dynamique (LMD-IPSL) 

Prediction and Research Mooring Array in the Tropical Atlantic (PIRATA)
Fabrice Hernandez, French Institute for Development Research (IRD)

Enhancing prediction of Tropical Atlantic climate and its impacts (PREFACE) project 
Marek Ostrowski, Institute for Marine Research, Bergen, Norway

Geochemistry and Ecology of the Namibia Upwelling System (GENUS) project
Werner Ekau, Leibniz Center for Marine Tropical Ecology Bremen, Germany


12:30     Lunch


13:30     Session 3: Discussion (including short break)


16:00     End