Published On: 12 February 2021Categories: G7 FSOI, News

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

S W Coast Path, Penzance TR19, UK, Cornwall, United Kingdom. Copyright Benjamin Elliot

The National Focal Points of the G7 Future of the Seas and Oceans Initiative (FSOI) met on 2 March to review proposals for joint activities that focus on the nexus of ocean observing and governance where the G7 can add unique value. These activities support the 5 Action Areas of the G7 FSOI, and work to advance the Globl Ocean Observing System (GOOS) 2030 Strategy and programmes of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development.

The National Focal Points approved 7 activities for scoping and requested the G7 FSOI Coordination Centre to develop scoping teams to further develop these proposals for coordinated G7 action. A full G7 FSOI working group meeting of national focal points and scientific experts is being planned for June to review the activities and to endorse a work plan.


About the EU4OceanObs action in the G7 FSOI 

Supported by EU4OceanObs, the EU action coordination of the G7 Future of the Seas and Oceans Initiative (FSOI) works to promote the EU’s international ocean governance objectives and priorities related to the collection and use of ocean observations. The EU action coordinator works with the other G7 FSOI coordinators to form a distributed Coordination Centre that implements the initiative’s activities under the guidance of the G7 FSOI National Focal Points and the Working Group. For more information, click here

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