G7 meet at NOC

Reception at the SeaCiity museum

Representatives from Japan, the UK, Italy, Germany, France, the USA, Canada and the European Commission met in the NOC for a two day workshop aiming to help develop proposals as part of the G7 future of the Oceans initiative. A reception was held for the delegates at Sea City Museum, hosted by The Mayor of Southampton, Councillor Linda Norris. The Executive Director of the NOC, Professor Edward Hill said, “I very much welcome the interest the G7 is taking in the importance of the ocean and seas and I am pleased that the NOC has been able to play a positive role in facilitating scientific and technical discussions that will help inform the next G7 Science ministers Meeting in Japan in May this year.”