The inaugural meeting of OKEANO was held on 7-8 March 2024 at the JPI Oceans Secretariat in Brussels.

The main objective of OKEANO is to provide coordination and support to the All-Atlantic Ocean Research and Innovation Alliance, ensuring effective governance, cooperation, and communication amongst signatories, across the Atlantic Ocean, from pole to pole.

With AAORIA’s motto being ‘Connecting-Cooperating-Acting’, OKEANO will serve to scale and transition the Alliance to a long-term, sustainable, and highly impactful international partnership, capable of delivering transformative science and innovation, and concrete benefits for Atlantic communities.