The Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project is formally endorsed as a Decade Action of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development
On 6th September 2021 - DSSV Pressure Drop finished a 7-day transit mapping from Guam to Japan - in collaboration with SaWPaC Regional Center.
The Center worked closely with the vessel crew to maximize the transit by helping plan the route to cover some data gaps. With no ocean mapper onboard, the mapping operations were conducted with the support of the vessel’s enthusiastic crew while the Kongsberg Maritime EM124 multibeam and the processing computer were being operated remotely in New Zealand.
Through this collaboration, the vessel managed to have nineteen percent of its transit data covering targeted data gaps that will be defined as multibeam data in the next GEBCO compilation.
The United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development will provide a common framework to ensure that ocean science can fully support countries’ actions to sustainably manage the Oceans and to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Developme
The Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project announces new partnership with EOMAP to map the Earth’s ocean
Seabed 2030 is a collaborative project between the Nippon Foundation of Japan and the General Bathymetric Chart of the Oceans (GEBCO). It aims to bring together all available bathymetric data to produce the definitive map of the world ocean floor by 2030 and make it available to all.
The second fully virtual celebration of United Nations World Oceans Day (WOD) will highlight the theme The Ocean: Life and Livehoods. This year’s annual event will shed light on the wonder of the ocean and how it is our life source, supporting humanity and every other organism on Earth.