The G7 FSOI Coordination Centre has published a summary report from the 2021 Working Group meeting that took place online from 28 to 30 June. The report outlines the major actions to be taken forward jointly by the G7 countries and the European Union to enhance global ocean observations.
The Group on Earth Observations (GEO) held its annual symposium online from 21 to 24 June 2021, with the aim to strengthen partnerships across the GEO Work Programme of Activities. Three sessions focused on ocean observations, two of which were organised by GEO’s Blue Planet Initiative.
Bringing together data providers, users and stakeholders from Europe and beyond, the conference served to showcase a EMODnet data and products resulting from a decade of progress across the EMODnet network. The EU4OceanObs action coordinators took part in EMODnet global dialogues panel.
On 16 June 2021, the European Marine Board released a new policy brief focusing on in situ Ocean observations, highlights their benefits, funding and governance challenges, and the investment needed for their transformation and sustainability.
The GEO Blue Planet EU coordinator co-hosted two side events during the All-Atlantic 2021 Conference. he side events brought experts and stakeholders together to discuss challenges and opportunities for addressing Sargassum and marine debris across the Atlantic Ocean.
On 3 June 2021, the G7 Future of the Seas and Oceans Initiative EU Coordination Centre, the All-Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance (AANChOR), H2020 projects Blue-Cloud, iAtlantic and AtlantECO joined forces to host a workshop on ocean data sharing across the Atlantic.
The G7 Climate and Environment Ministers and European Commission met virtually from 20 to 21 May to discuss six policy priorities, including ocean action. At the meeting, the G7 endorsed the Ocean Decade Navigation Plan and the FSOI 2021 Work Plan.
EU4OceanObs is a proud sponsor of the ECO Magazine's special edition on the UN Ocean Decade, which highlights on-going initiatives, innovative solutions, and debates all over the world contributing to the Ocean Decade's societal outcomes.
The “Global Biogeochemical Argo Fleet: Knowledge to Action" workshop series is taking place over the month of May, showcasing the latest scientific advances and the range of applications possible from a global data-stream of the Biogeochemical-Argo array.
The G7 Future of the Seas and Oceans Initiative (G7 FSOI) website was launched at the end of April 2021. This is part of the European Union's contribution to the G7 FSOI as part of EU4OceanObs, a European [...]