Cooperation between Europe, Brazil and South Africa; increased awareness of the effects of global warming on marine ecosystems

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Anna Kristín Daníelsdóttir

Deputy CEO / Director of Research & Innovation

From the 12th to the 14th of July. A meeting of high-ranking officials from the European Union and members of the governments of Brazil and South Africa took place. The meeting was set up to welcome a new agreement on cooperation between these parties to place greater emphasis on understanding the link between global warming and its impact on the marine ecosystem (the blue bioeconomy).

Matís participated in this meeting but two projects, MareFrame and PrimeFish, discuss the subject of the meeting directly and indirectly, but both of these projects are managed by Matís, under the strong guidance of dr. Anna Kristín Daníelsdóttir (MareFrame) and dr. Guðmundur Stefánsson (PrimeFish).

It is safe to say that this event is an important beginning for the co-operation of these nations and other nations with the Atlantic, and it is therefore important that Iceland was represented at this event.

It is interesting to note that a new project, FarFish, which is chaired by Jónas R. Viðarsson at Matís, also discusses issues that are directly related to the topic of the meeting and concerns the fishing of the European fishing fleet outside the jurisdiction of the European Union.

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