G7 Future of Seas and Oceans Initiative

The G7 FSOI working group brings together government representatives and scientists from G7 nations and the European Union to address Ocean issues where coordinated joint actions are needed to advance global ambitions.

The working group meets annually to review common priorities and emerging issues, and to identify how the combined national actions of the G7 can advance global ambitions. The activities of the working group are carried out in partnership with global programmes, such as the Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS) or programmes of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development.

The G7 FSOI work plan responds to priorities of the G7 Ocean Decade Navigation Plan and the G7 Ocean Deal, with the goal of enabling the G7 to connect science to policy and to drive innovative solutions to ocean challenges and a sustainable ocean economy.

The new work plan for 2023 consists
of 4 categories of topics: