The AANChOR-CSA was funded under Horizon 2020 to implement the Belém Statement, its related All-Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance and the construction of the All-Atlantic Ocean Research Community, the wide group of stakeholders that contribute and benefit with the advance of marine science in the whole Atlantic basin.
In order to upscale research and innovation cooperation within the Atlantic basin, to better understand and sustainably manage the Atlantic Ocean as a whole, and to seed the basis for healthy future large-scale joint Atlantic marine activities, AANChOR has three main objectives:
1. Identify concrete joint actions to support the implementation of the EU-Brazil-South Africa Belém Statement
2. Contribute to the implementation of the selected joint actions
3. Define long term measures for sustainability of the cooperation framework beyond the lifetime of the CSA
SO-CHIC is active in the AANChOR CSA as part of the "Sister projects", funded by the EC under the same call. SO-CHIC contributes to AANChOR working group on various topics, such as data sharing and communication activities and participates to annual meetings.
EU Polar Cluster
The EU Polar Cluster currently comprises of 21 projects: APPLICATE, ARCSAR, ARICE, ArcticHubs, Beyond EPICA, BLUE-ACTION, CAPARDUS, CHARTER, ECOTIP, EU-PolarNet, FACE-IT, FORCeS, iCUPE, INTAROS, INTERACT, JUSTNORTH, KEPLER, FORCES, SO-CHIC, TiPACCs and NUNATARYUK.
The cluster thus merges a broad spectrum of research and coordination activities - ranging from the most up-to-date findings on permafrost and sea ice, from enhancing observation to improving predictions, and from networking research stations to coordinating access to icebreakers.