G7 Future of Seas and Oceans Initiative

GOOS at the UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26)

GOOS COP26 Climate Brief 2021

The Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS) presented its ocean-climate priorities at the 26th session of the UNFCCC Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland. GOOS co-chair Anya Waite (Ocean Frontiers Institute, Canada) presented GOOS priorities in the science pavilion as part of the GCOS Status Report and as part of the Earth Information Day. The G7 FSOI supports GOOS actions on ocean carbon observations, improvements in modelling and forecasting for weather extremes and observations for better management of marine resources.

To read the GOOS COP26 Climate Brief 2021, click here

To watch GOOS co-chair Anya Waite’s presentation at COP26: Linking Ocean Carbon Observation to Effective Climate Targetsclick here. (starts at 40 minute mark)

For more information on GOOS at the UNFCCC Conference, click here

The future of Climate Modelling: A Met Office COP26 science pavilion event:


This session sets out the needs for climate modelling in the context of the negotiations at COP26, particularly to inform actions that will need to be taken over the next decade. Listen to remarks by the NOAA Administrator, Dr. Rick Spinrad’s about NOAA’s commitment to a surface water CO2 observing system (starts just after 1-hour mark in the video below)

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