G7 Future of Seas and Ocean Initiative

First planning meeting of the Surface Ocean CO2 Monitoring Strategy

On November 25, the EU Coordination Centre of the G7 FSOI co-hosted a meeting with the International Ocean Carbon Coordination Project (IOCCP) / GOOS Biogeochemistry Panel to discuss the fundamentals of a strategy for a Global Ocean Surface CO2 Monitoring System.

The meeting, held at the Institute of Oceanology of the Polish Academy of Sciences, brought together 17 experts from 10 countries to discuss the scope of the strategy, including engagement with users from multiple sectors, observing requirements, existing capacity, data management, synthesis and product development. The group will use the output of this meeting to develop an international workshop (tentatively in the first half of 2022) that will allow the whole ocean carbon community to engage in the development of the strategy and implementation plan.

To access meeting report, click here.

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“We have been calling the development of this global system ‘low-hanging fruit’ because most of the key elements have already been operating successfully in pilot mode for several years. If we align, connect, and strengthen these elements through a collaborative framework, we will be able to meet the goals set out by the UNFCCC Global Stocktake by 2028 and put in place the global system we need to monitor the impact of our collective transition towards net-zero carbon emissions.” – Dr Maria Hood, EU Coordinator of G7 FSOI coordination centre, Mercator Ocean International