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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

Strengthening EU-Canada collaboration on ocean observation and protection

The first Ocean Partnership Forum between Canada and the European Union was from 3 to 4 October 2022. Bringing together high-level representatives and managers of ocean observing and data organisations, the meeting served to strengthen cooperation on areas of mutual interest and benefit on the theme of ocean observation and data sharing.

Marine Litter Monitoring at the UN Ocean Conference

An official UN Ocean Conference 2022 side event, the event focused on marine litter observation, remote sensing and modelling as key pillars for supporting the establishment of realistic plastic litter reduction targets and developing policies to reach these targets.

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