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

G7 Science and Technology Ministers endorse G7 FSOI efforts

The G7 Science and Technology Ministers met from 12 to 14 May 2023 in Sendai, Japan. Under the main theme “Achieving an open and evolving research ecosystem based on trust”, the Ministers released the G7 Science and Technology Ministers’ Communique.

All Action Areas

G7 FSOI supports UNESCO Integrated Ocean Carbon Research Workshop

The IOC UNESCO Expert Working Group of the Integrated Ocean Carbon Research (IOC-R) aims at filling knowledge gaps in relation to ocean inorganic carbon by designing and promoting the implementation of a new generation of integrated ocean carbon research.

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