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

Work with relevant international partners to develop a roadmap for augmenting, standardising, and coordinating biological and ecosystem observations and data delivery from existing ocean observatory sites; enhance capacity in observation and forecasting for the deep ocean, polar areas, regional seas.

The activity will catalyse and facilitate the development of a roadmap for augmenting, standardising, and coordinating biological and ecosystem observations and data delivery from existing ocean observatory sites, in collaboration with the Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS) and relevant programmes of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development. This activity will link to activities in Action Area 3 (data sharing infrastructure) and Action Area 4 (enhancing regional observing capacity).

Lead Coordination Centre Office: EU