G7 Future of Seas and Oceans Initiative

Observing system

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

Fostering agreements on priorities for coordinated investment

Activity 2021 – 2022 

Support the development of a sustained Global Biogeochemical Argo Array by encouraging and facilitating G7 commitment for the implementation of the full-1000 float Array by 2030. This activity contributes to G7 FSOI Action Areas 1, 3, and 4.

The G7 FSOI Resource Strategy Team will work with the International BGC-Argo Mission Team and the International BGC-Argo Coordinator at OceanOPS to:

  • Report on implementation progress and identify priorities for coordinated G7 investment to evolve and sustain the system.
  • Identify opportunities to raise awareness at the international and intergovernmental level about the use and benefit of BGC-Argo data. 
  • Review and highlight data sharing infrastructure issues to ensure that data are Findable – Accessible – Interoperable – Reusable (FAIR); identify data management / sharing issues requiring specific G7 attention.
  • Support the development of applications using BGC-Argo data; in particular, for carbon budget verification, fisheries management and ocean modelling and prediction.

Lead Coordination Centre Office: EU