G7 FSOI activities focus primarily on resource mobilization, strengthening commitments to implement the ocean observing system, monitoring those commitments, and aligning them across the G7. The G7 FSOI Working Group met virtually under the UK Presidency on 28 – 30 June 2021. The Working Group approved the following activities:
G7 FSOI Resource Strategy Groups
These G7 FSOI groups bring together the G7 FSOI government agency and ministry representatives and the observing network mission teams or GOOS governance groups to identify joint priorities for coordinated investment and implementation.
- Implementing the Global Biogeochemical Argo Array by 2030 – links to GOOS Observations Coordination Group and the International BGC Argo Mission Team and Coordinator at OceanOPS. For more information, click here.
- G7 FSOI Governance, Funding and Coordination Structures – in partnership with the GOOS Task Team on Governance. For more information, click here.
- Net Zero Ocean Capabilities
- Digital Twin Ocean Capabilities
G7 FSOI / GOOS Scientific and Technical Support Activities
These G7 FSOI-sponsored activities work directly with the GOOS Expert Panels to accelerate the development of observing network plans for G7 priorities and to facilitate the transition of these strategic plans into pilot networks or international mission teams. They are implemented through the GOOS Expert Panels with support from the G7 FSOI Coordination Centre and G7 FSOI member experts.
- Global Ocean Indicators Framework – Cross-cutting GOOS Panels activity, led by GOOS Physics and Climate Panel
- A Surface Ocean CO2 Monitoring Network – GOOS Biogeochemistry Panel
- Augmented Observing and Forecasting Capacity for Marine Life – GOOS Biology and Ecosystems Panel
- Observing System Evaluation Framework – GOOS Physics and Climate Panel, GOOS ObsCoDe Ocean Decade Programme.