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The EU4OceanObs action aims to strengthen international ocean governance & partnerships on ocean observations by raising global awareness of all EU-supported policies, initiatives and best practices on the use and collection of ocean observations. The action will supported the increased deployment of in-situ observations to complement satellite observations, and the development of marine and maritime applications to help achieve the objectives of the UN SDGs, the UN Ocean Decade & the EU Green Deal.

The G7 Future of the Seas and Oceans Initiative unites marine scientists and representatives from government ministries across the G7 and the EU to enhance ocean observations required for the health of our seas and oceans and for the development of a sustainable Blue Economy. The European Office of the Coordination Centre works with G7 members to advance European global observing capacity and leadership.

The Global Earth Observations (GEO) Blue Planet component, works to ensure the sustained development and use of ocean and coastal observations for the benefit of society. The GEO Blue Planet European Office aims to improve uptake and visibility of relevant European actions within GEO.

Latest News & Events

Towards a global marine plankton observing network

The G7 Future of the Seas and Oceans Initiative (FSOI) and the Biology and Ecosystem Panel of the Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS) held a workshop entitled, “Towards a global marine plankton observing network: [...]

Supporting coastal sustainability with Earth observations

With the coastal zone under increasing pressure from climate change and development, informed policy and management has never been more important. Thanks to the efforts of Copernicus and the European Marine Observation and Data Network (EMODnet), Earth observations from satellites and from sensors in the sea are helping decision-makers gather the evidence they need to create effective strategies.

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