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.
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.
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.
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.