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) presented GOOS priorities in the science pavilion as part of the GCOS Status Report 2021 and the Earth Information Day.
At the JPI Oceans scoping workshop on ocean carbon capacities in October 2021, the EU coordinator of the G7 FSOI Coordination Centre presented the G7 collaboration with the International Ocean Carbon Coordination Project (IOCCP) to develop an internationally agreed strategy for Surface Ocean CO2 monitoring.
This high level document summarises recommendations for sustainable ocean observation and management, and is the result of a cooperation between EuroSea and 9 other innovative European projects.
Bringing together the European players interested in and actively contributing to the Global Earth Observations System of Systems (GEOSS), the EuroGEO workshop 2021 focused on Earth Observation-based solutions to support the European Green Deal and shape the future development of Europe’s contribution to GEO.
This annual reference report provides a comprehensive and state-of-the-art assessment on the current state, natural variations, and ongoing changes in the global ocean and marine environments in the face of climate change and anthropogenic threats, particularly for the year 2019.
This 2nd Ocean Decade Laboratory "A predicted ocean" served to address the need for more closely integrated observations and modelling, relevant collaborations around the world and connections to stakeholders and user communities.
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.