The Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project is pleased to announce its newest partnership with Ocean Ledger, a pioneering startup advancing sustainable coastal development and conservation.

Ocean Ledger is renowned for its innovative approach in the application of cloud computing, satellite data, artificial intelligence (AI), and in situ observations to specialise in the mapping and valuation of coastal ecosystems. By communicating and translating scientific innovation into real-world impact, Ocean Ledger seeks to bridge the gap between conservation, science, public and private sectors.

Through the use of advanced Earth Observation analytics, this partnership will support the sustainable management and conservation of coastal ecosystems.

Jamie McMichael-Phillips, Seabed 2030 Project Director, said: “We are delighted to welcome Ocean Ledger as an official Seabed 2030 partner. Their expertise in coastal ecosystems will enable more informed conservation efforts globally, and greatly supports our mission of a fully mapped ocean floor by the end of the decade.”

Dimosthenis Traganos, Chief Scientific Technology Officer of Ocean Ledger said: “We are excited to join forces with Seabed 2030 and contribute our state-of-the-art technology and research towards a shared vision of a comprehensively mapped and sustainably managed ocean.

“Ocean Ledger’s mission aligns perfectly with Seabed 2030’s objectives, bridging the gap between conservation, science, and both the public and private sectors.”

All data collected and shared with the Seabed 2030 project is included in the free and publicly available GEBCO global grid.