Date: 18 February 2021, 12:00 – 14:00

We invite you to participate in a two-part webinar series entitled “Mapping the Seafloor around Africa” jointly organized by the UNESCO/IOC’s Sub Commission for Africa and the Adjacent Island States (IOCAFRICA) and the Nippon Foundation – GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project’s Regional Center for the Atlantic and Indian Oceans on February 18 and February 24, 2021. The webinars will bring together stakeholders from the region to discuss bathymetry status and needs with the goal of uniting the seafloor mapping community to explore the challenges and opportunities in seafloor mapping around Africa.

The sessions are open for participation by all interested actors in the seafloor-mapping field in the region. It is targeted specifically at professionals involved in coastal surveys and coastal planning and management as well as specialists and researchers whose work involves the use of bathymetric data.


Session 01: Current Status of Seafloor mapping in Africa
Thursday, 18 February 2021 (12h00-14h00 GMT)

This first session will focus on taking stock of what has been achieved in seafloor mapping around Africa. This will include an introduction to the Nippon Foundation – GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project and a review of data currently included in the freely-available GEBCO ocean map for this region. The session will also include presentations from regional coordination groups such as the Nairobi Convention, the Abidjan Convention and the Benguela Current Convention.


Register for the webinar here.