Atlantic Stakeholder Platform Conference 2020


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November 19, 2020
Duration: 2 Days
523 Participants


10:00 – 12:00

Opening session

Master of ceremonies: Yrja Oftedahl, Digital Broadcasting Host and Producer

Keynote speeches by high-level representatives from the French Presidency, Nouvelle-Aquitaine Region and the European Commission


10:00 – 10:40

Key messages from

  • Annick Girardin, Ministre de la Mer
  • Virginijus Sinkevičius, European Commissioner for Environment, Oceans and Fisheries

Opening addresses by

  • Alain Rousset, Président de la Région Nouvelle-Aquitaine
  • Eleni Marianou, Secretary General, Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions


10:40 – 12:00

Panel session on “The Atlantic Action Plan 2.0: Fostering a Sustainable Blue Economy and the EU Green Deal”

Moderator: Christos Economou, Deputy Director for Maritime Policy and Blue Economy, DG MARE, European Commission

  • Pillar 1 - Atlantic Ports by Liam Lacey, Irish Maritime Development Office
  • Pillar 2 - Blue Skills and Ocean Literacy by Ana Noronha, Ciência Viva, Portugal
  • Pillar 3 - Marine Renewable Energy by Olatz Ajura Astobiza, Basque Energy Agency, Spain
  • Pillar 4 - Coastal Resilience and Healthy Oceans by Philippe Monbet, Pôle Mer Bretagne Atlantique, France
  • Transversal pillar – Research and Innovation by Laura McDonagh, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission

Moderated panel discussion



The Atlantic Project Awards 2020

The virtual awards will be conferred by Claude Wohrer, Chair of the Atlantic Strategy Group.

12:00 – 13:00



Interactive virtual stakeholder workshops will be held in parallel covering the four thematic pillars. The outcomes of the workshops will be posted online. Registration required.

13:00 – 14:30

Parallel workshops

  • Thematic Pillar 1 | Atlantic Ports (CPMR & Universidade de Vigo)
    Topic 1: A SAFER approach to innovation in aquaculture: How cooperation can support ports to become hubs of the blue economy (CPMR)
    Topic 2: Atlantic Ports: driving force for innovation and promotion of the Blue Economy across countries (Universidade de Vigo)
  • Thematic Pillar 2 | Blue Skills and Ocean Literacy
    Compétences bleues (La Rochelle University & Campus transfrontalier Euskampus-Bordeaux: Université de Bordeaux-Université du Pays Basque)

14:30 – 16:00

Parallel workshops

  • Thematic Pillar 3 | Marine Renewable Energy (Interreg Atlantic Area Programme & Energie de la Lune)
    Topic 1: Innovative solutions to boost the use of marine renewable energies (Interreg Atlantic Area Programme)
    Topic 2: Les Energies Marines Renouvelables en Nouvelle-Aquitaine, un developpement fortement soutenu par l'Europe (Energie de la Lune)
  • Thematic Pillar 4 | Coastal Resilience and Healthy Oceans (Atlantic Cities & Communauté d’Agglomération Pays Basque)
    Topic 1: Saving the Atlantic Ocean: the local view (Atlantic Cities)
    Topic 2: Des programmes scientifiques de pointe au service des collectivités face à la gestion des risques d’érosion et de submersion (Communauté d’Agglomération Pays Basque)

16:00 – 16:30

Closing session 

Master of ceremonies: Yrja Oftedahl, Digital Broadcasting Host and Producer

Closing messages by

  • Mathieu Bergé, Regional Councillor of Nouvelle-Aquitaine
  • Denis Robin, Secrétaire Général de la Mer

Handover of the Presidency of the Atlantic Strategy Group