G7 Future of Seas and Oceans Initiative

G7 FSOI side-event at the All-Atlantic 2021 Conference

The EU Office of the G7 Future of the Seas and Oceans Initiative will join the All-Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance (AANChOR), AtlantECO and the thematic cloud Innovation Action of H2020 Blue Cloud to host a side-event, Towards an All-Atlantic Data Space for the Ocean, at the All-Atlantic Research and Innovation for a Sustainable Ocean Conference, a Ministerial high-level stakeholders conference to be held from 2-4 June. This event represents a first step in the scoping activity for G7 FSOI Action Area 3 to promote the improvement of global data sharing infrastructure to address the challenges of physical, chemical and biological data.

This side-event will provide information about European and international initiatives to harmonise and facilitate data sharing across the Atlantic Ocean, and provide demonstrations of available tools, training, and the latest open science ‘blue cloud’ technologies to make data findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable. The event will also engage Atlantic partners in a dialogue to identify the technical needs and challenges of data sharing across the Atlantic ‘pole to pole’, and work to establish the necessary collaborations between nations and organisations required to jointly address regional and global ocean issues in the coming decade.