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.


All Action Areas

Highlights from the Digital Twins of the Ocean Summit May 2022

The two-day Summit explored progress in the development of Digital Twins of the Ocean capability, considered their requirements for infrastructure, described potential applications and defined a path forward.

Observing System (Action Area 1)

1st meeting of G7 FSOI resource strategy group: towards a global Biogeochemical Argo array 2030

On 28-29 March 2022, more than 30 experts and government representatives from the G7 met to discuss ways and means to support the implementation of a global Biogeochemical Argo Array by 2030.

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