G7 Future of Seas and Oceans Initiative

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G7 adopt UN Ocean Decade Navigation Plan

The Navigation Plan marks the beginning of the G7’s commitment to and support for the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030). It also establishes a framework through which the G7 will collaborate and advance their collective work on ocean science, ocean observing and ocean action throughout the Ocean Decade.

G7 communique May 2021
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G7 Climate and Environment Ministerial: Ocean Action

The communiqué from the G7 ministerial highlights the G7’s support for the G7 FSOI’s programme of activities, including the sharing of best practices, working towards the development of a digital twin ocean and net zero oceanographic capability, and evaluating global ocean indicator frameworks.

Observing System (Action Area 1)

Launch of Global BGC-Argo Fleet Workshop

On 4 May, the G7 FSOI co-sponsored international workshop, ‘The Global Biogeochemical Argo Fleet: Knowledge to Action’ was launched, marking the beginning of a series of workshops that will highlight the latest scientific advances and showcase the range of applications possible from a global data-stream of the BGC-array.

Assessments and Reporting (Action Area 2)

Launch of Second World Ocean Assessment

21 April 2021 saw the launch of the Second World Ocean Assessment (WOA II), the major output of the second cycle of the UN Regular Process. The G7 FSOI is working to identify ways and means to strengthen the synergies between the ocean observing communities and the World Ocean Assessment.

Data Sharing Infrastructure (Action Area 3)

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

The EU Office of the G7 FSOI Coordination Centre will co-host a side event at the All-Atlantic 2021 conference called ‘Towards an All-Atlantic Ocean Data Space’.

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Assessments and Reporting (Action Area 2)

World Ocean Assessment prepares for the launch of the 2nd Report

In preparation for the launch of the 2nd World Ocean Assessment report, the UN Division of Ocean Affairs and Law of the Sea (DOALOS) hosted …

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G7 FSOI National Focal Points approve scoping activities

National Focal Points of G7 Future of the Seas and Oceans Initiative approve scoping activities National Focal Points of G7 Future of the Seas and …

Observing System (Action Area 1)

G7 FSOI to support the International BGC-Argo Workshop

A global virtual workshop, The Global Biogeochemical Argo Fleet: From Knowledge to Action, will be held on May 4, 11, 18, 25, and June 1 …