In the context of the Atlantic Forum, the Portuguese Director-General for Maritime Policy, the Portuguese Regional Secretary for the Environment and the Sea and the Director-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries of the European Commission, have the pleasure to invite you to participate in the first Event of the Atlantic Forum, under the theme “Coastal and Deep Sea Natural Resources”, to be held in Portugal, in Faial Island – Azores, on the 21st of September of 2012 (Sociedade Amor da Pátria - Rua D. Pedro IV 9900-111 Horta – Faial).
You can register for the event through this link:
Please register quickly as places are limited!
Block reservations for hotels have been made at a special rate. Booking has to be done before 1 September. On that date, the block booking is cancelled. Please note that participants must book their own flights and hotel rooms and are to travel on their own expenses. You should contact the hotels directly to book your room. When booking your hotel please make sure you mention “Atlantic Forum”. Attached you will also find some practical information concerning your travel to the Azores.
Rooms have been pre-booked at the following hotels:
· Hotel Fayal, firstname.lastname@example.org (Phone: +351 292207400).
· Hotel do Canal, email@example.com (Phone: +351 292202120).
· Hotel Horta, firstname.lastname@example.org (Phone: +351 292208200).
The Atlantic Forum was established to bring together the key players at both national and regional level to drive this process forward, namely, to support the European Commission in preparing the strategy’s action plan.
As a means to enhance growth and jobs, the momentum of the Atlantic Strategy towards “blue growth” should come through the development of marine renewable energies, new visions for aquaculture production, innovative scientific research, promotion of maritime culture and leisure in the Atlantic, including cruising and nautical sports, seabed mining and associated technologies, bio-technologies and greener shipping and an increase in short-sea shipping.
Please refer to the provisional program of the event (http://ec.europa.eu/maritimeaffairs/policy/sea_basins/atlantic_ocean/atlanticforum/events/horta/index_en.htm) which will be regularly updated with additional documentation in the coming weeks. Any questions should be addressed to 'MARE-ATLANTIC-FORUM'.