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.

Catalysing and facilitating authoritative scientific underpinning

Facilitate the development of an ocean observing system evaluation framework to assess strategic system design and implementation progress, through support for and collaboration with the GOOS Ocean Observing Co-Design (ObsCoDe) programme of the UN Ocean Decade.

This activity will facilitate the development of an ocean observing system evaluation framework to assess strategic system design and implementation progress through support for and collaboration with Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS) and the relevant programmes of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development. Evaluations may also include ‘horizon scans’ for observing system development, including technology and sensor development and policy goals for net-zero carbon emissions. The goal is to provide the regular information required by government ministries and funding agencies to identify implementation and investment priorities.

Lead Coordination Centre Office: UK