The conference aims particularly at researchers, business people, civil society representatives and politicians in the North Atlantic region and the Nordic countries.
NORA (Nordic Atlantic Cooperation), a Nordic Council of Ministers' cross-border committee on regional policy, is one of the organisers of the event. Climate change is high on the Nordic co-operation agenda, especially within the framework of the new initiative designed to help the Region face up to the challenges posed by globalisation.
"The conference is a result of the recognised need for coordination between Europe and North America regarding the marine environment – both with regard to marine climate research and innovation in sustainable technological solutions. Research institutions and industry need easier access to each other. Industry requires sustainable technologies that reduce both energy consumption and the negative impact on the marine environment. Research institutions need capital and feedback from industry to undertake the necessary research." www.tacc2008.comGoals of TACC2008:
- Focus on Climate Changes and Challenges in the Atlantic Ocean
- Challenges in relation to a Sustainable Marine Environment
- TransAtlantic Climate Institute (TACIT) as a Knowledge Hub (*)