The G7 Science and Technology Ministers met from 12 to 14 May 2023 in Sendai, Japan. Under the main theme “Achieving an open and evolving research ecosystem based on trust”, the Ministers released the G7 Science and Technology Ministers’ Communique.
The G7 Ministers of Climate, Energy and the Environment met from 15 to 16 April 2023
in Sapporo, Japan, under the Japanese G7 Presidency. The meeting served to exchange views and build consensus on global environmental issues, which will form the basis of discussions at the upcoming G7 Hiroshima Summit 2023.
The Working Group discussed the ocean-climate climate biodiversity nexus with sessions on progress and new findings related to Digital Twins and new frontiers of ocean observation, as well as the ways and means of expanding the G7 FSOI mandate to include priorities of the G7 Ocean Decade Navigation Plan.
SOCAT version 2022 main synthesis and gridded products contain quality-controlled in situ surface ocean fCO2 (fugacity of CO2) observations. Thanks to measurements made on ships, moorings, autonomous and drifting surface platforms, the observations cover the global ocean and coastal seas from 1957 to 2021.