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, Canada) presented GOOS priorities in the science pavilion as part of the Global Climate Observing System (GCOS) Status Report 2021 and as part of the Earth Information Day. The G7 Future of the Seas and Oceans Initiative (FSOI) supports GOOS actions on ocean carbon observations, improvements in modelling and forecasting for weather extremes and observations for better management of marine resources.
Furthermore, the EU G7 FSOI coordination centre, hosted by Mercator Ocean International as part of the EU4OceanObs project, is leading the G7 FSOI’s collaboration with the International Ocean Carbon Coordination Project (IOCCP), to develop international agreements on the Surface Ocean CO2 Monitoring Strategy. For the IOCCP, this effort is led by Richard Sanders, head of the EU’s Integrated Carbon Observing System (ICOS) Ocean Thematic Centre. The IOCCP acts as the GOOS Biochemistry Panel.
To watch GOOS co-chair Anya Waite’s presentation at COP26: Linking Ocean Carbon Observation to Effective Climate Targets, click here. (starts at 40 minute mark)
For more information on GOOS at the UN Climate Change Conference, click here.
- Global Climate Observing System (GCOS) Status Report 2021
- G7 FSOI support to global Surface Ocean CO2 Monitoring
- G7 support to augmented observing and forecasting capacity for marine life
- G7 FSOI support to enabling digital twin ocean capability
- Towards a global strategy for monitoring of surface ocean CO2 – EU4OceanObs