G7 Future of Seas and Oceans Initiative

REGIONAL OBSERVING CAPACITY

Strengthen collaborative approaches to encourage the development of regional observing capabilities and knowledge networks.

Fostering agreements on priorities for coordinated investment

Work with relevant UN Decade programmes to enhance capacity in observation and forecasting for deep ocean, polar areas, and regional seas, with an emphasis on undersampled variables in undersampled regions of the coastal ocean.

In collaboration with Action Area 1 / Augmented Observatories, this activity will develop a synthesis of ongoing regional observing capacity activities of G7 members. Working with regional and international partners, the activity will identify opportunities for augmenting, standardising, and coordinating biological and ecosystem observations on ocean observatory sites and extending observatories to enhance regional monitoring and forecasting capacities. A set of priority actions to be agreed on (including possible pilot / demonstration sites) to take forward.

Lead Coordination Centre Office: EU