G7 Future of Seas and Oceans Initiative

In 2016, the G7 Ministers agreed to take an ambitious approach to tackling ocean issues, and developed the Future of the Seas and Oceans Initiative with 5 Main Action Areas:
Observing system

Support the development of a global initiative for an enhanced, global, sustained sea and ocean observing system.

Assesments and reporting

Support an enhanced system of ocean assessment through the UN Regular Process for global reporting and assessment of the state of the marine environment.

Data sharing infrastructure

Promote the improvement of global data sharing infrastructure to address the challenges of physical, chemical and biological data.

regional observing capacity

Strengthen collaborative approaches to encourage the development of regional observing capabilities and knowledge networks.

political cooperation

Promote increased G7 political cooperation by identifying additional actions needed to enhance future routine ocean observations.

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Observing System (Action Area 1)

UNEP side event on ocean and coastal monitoring at the UN Ocean Conference 2022

Organised by UNEP, the event served to promote partnerships and co-design in ocean and coastal monitoring and observing, engaging at scale with all relevant actors of society to foster and support data uptake and to enable local solutions to global pressures.

All Action Areas

G7 Science Ministers’ Communiqué

The G7 Ministers of Science met in Frankfurt from 12 to 14 June, to foster progress in science and research for a sustainable future that benefits all people.

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