Our mission is to inspire ocean mapping and deliver a complete seabed map for the benefit of people and the planet.
The Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project (Seabed 2030) is a pioneering initiative accelerating ocean mapping efforts. We are a global community working with partners across industry, governments, research, philanthropy, NGOs, and civil society to achieve a complete map of the entire seabed by 2030.
Seabed 2030 is a flagship programme of the United Nation’s Ocean Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030).
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The Nippon Foundation and the General Bathymetric Chart of the Oceans (GEBCO) formed Seabed 2030 as an ambitious call to action for humanity to mobilise and accelerate efforts to produce a definitive map of our ocean by 2030 and make it available to all.
Global CenterThe Global Center is based in the British Oceanographic Data Centre (BODC) in Liverpool, UK. It is responsible for collating gridded bathymetric data products from the Regional Centers to feed into the GEBCO ocean map.
Southern Regional CenterBased at the Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI) in Bremerhaven, Germany, the Southern Ocean Regional Center acts as the regional focus for data compilation and coordination activities in the Southern Ocean region and the south Atlantic, south Pacific, and south Indian Ocean south of 50°S.
Atlantic and Indian Oceans Regional CenterThe Atlantic and Indian Oceans Regional Center acts as the regional focus for data compilation and coordination activities for Seabed 2030 in the Atlantic and Indian Oceans. The Center is based at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO) of Columbia University, Palisades, USA.
Arctic and North Pacific Ocean Regional CenterThe Arctic and North Pacific Ocean Regional Center acts as the regional focus for data compilation and coordination activities for Seabed 2030 in the Arctic and Northern Pacific Ocean region. It is jointly hosted by the Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping/Joint Hydrographic Center (CCOM/JHC) at the University of New Hampshire and the Department of Geological Sciences at Stockholm University, Sweden.
South and West Pacific Ocean Regional CenterBased at the New Zealand National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA), the South and West Pacific Ocean Regional Center acts as the regional focus for data compilation and coordination activities in the South and West Pacific region.
IHO Data Center for Digital BathymetryThe IHO Data Center for Digital Bathymetry is a central repository for raw bathymetric data and all data compiled by Seabed 2030 and is hosted by the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in Boulder, Colorado. The DCDB archives and freely shares depth data acquired vessels during surveys or while on passage.