G7 Future of Seas and Oceans Initiative

G7 Summit

Carbis Bay, Cornwall, UK

Hosted by the UK presidency, the G7 Summit will be held in Carbis Bay, Cornwall from 11 to 13 June 2021. The  Summit will welcome leaders from the G7 countries and the European Commission, as well as invited  leaders from Australia, India and South Korea.  For more information, click here.

G7 FSOI Working Group meeting


The G7 Future of the Seas and Oceans Initiative Working Group will meet virtually from the 29th June to the 1st July.The Working Group is composed of the G7 FSOI national focal points, representatives of G7 ministries and funding agencies, and their scientific experts. The Working Group will address:Outcomes of the UK G7 Presidency - particularly...

Joint meeting of IOCCP Scientific Steering Group & Surface Ocean CO2 Monitoring Network planning team

Institute of Oceanology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Sopot Poland Sopot

On 25 November, the Surface Ocean CO2 Monitoring Network planning team will hold a joint meeting with the International Ocean Carbon Coordination Project (IOCCP) scientific steering group. The meeting will discuss the way forward with establishing a strategy writing team and planning an international workshop to develop the strategy and an initial International Mission Team...

G7 Ocean Decade Navigation Plan Workshop


The workshop will take place virtually, hosted by the UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) to discuss: possible cooperative structures for the G7 to use to implement the G7 Ocean Decade Navigation Plan and contribute to the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development, best practice regarding international collaboration with a...

Engaging early career ocean professionals in the UN Ocean Decade 


Online workshop to learn more about global ocean activities and involvement opportunities for Early Career Ocean Professionals (ECOPS) in the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021 - 2030). This event is organised by the UK Government, IOC-UNESCO and the ECOP Programme. For agenda and more information, click here. Useful links G7 FSOI...

Net Zero Oceanographic Capability Virtual Webinar


This webinar aims to share learning outcomes of the UK Net Zero Oceanographic Capability (NZOC) project and explore opportunities for international collaboration, including through relevant international initiatives such as the Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS), the Partnership for Observation of the Global Ocean (POGO) and the International Council for the Exploration of the Seas. During...

International Digital Twins of the Ocean Summit 2022

Building on the outcomes of the UK G7 Presidency 2021, the UK Government will host an International Digital Twins of the Ocean Summit in London, led by the Digital Twins of the Ocean (DITTO) programme of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development, with support from the G7 Future of the Seas and Oceans Initiative (G7 FSOI). The Summit...

UN Ocean Conference 2022: Ocean and Coastal Observation and Monitoring at scale

Altice Arena, Side Event Room 2 Lisbon

The G7 FSOI,  UNEP, IOC-UNESCO, and GOOS are hosting an official side event at the UN Ocean Conference 2022 to emphasize the importance of partnerships and easily accessible and relevant data for coastal and marine resource management, policy setting and decision-making.

GOOS Dialogues with Industry


Through a series of moderated discussions, Dialogues with Industry will aim to dismantle barriers and highlight opportunities towards achieving a mature, vibrant ocean observing enterprise.

G7 FSOI Working Group Meeting 2022

Berlin, Germany

The G7 Future of the Seas and Oceans Initiative (FSOI) will hold its next working group meeting in Berlin from 29 to 30 November 2022. The first day will discuss the ocean-climate climate biodiversity nexus with sessions on progress and new findings related to Digital Twins of the Ocean, new frontiers of ocean observation and...