AIR Center aims to be an international cooperation platform dedicated to R&D in the areas of Space, Oceans, Climate and Energy, and to promote networked research, supported by infrastructures and initiatives that will make possible to attract foreign investment. To do so, a number of workshops, conferences and high level meetings have been held, and that work will continue in the following years.
After the first Atlantic Interactions High Level Meeting, held in Azores in April 2017, the work will not stop. In the next few years, a number of workshops, meetings and conferences will take place around the world.
Throughout 2016, a series of workshops on Atlantic Interactions were held in a number of cities around the Atlantic, as well as other related meetings in Bangalore (India), Luanda (Angola) and Abuja (Nigeria), that have mobilized researches worldwide towards the development of a new science and technology agenda for an integrative approach to the Atlantic.
The High Level Meeting held in Terceira Island, Azores, in April 2017, was aimed to address the need to further study and conduct research in Atlantic regions and marked the first milestone for the development of the Atlantic International Research Center (AIR Center), with headquarters in the Azores.