The Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project is formally endorsed as a Decade Action of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development

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Seabed 2030's Regional and Global Centers

Regional & Global Centers

Seabed 2030 has four Regional Centers who compile bathymetry data for their areas and a Global Center that produces the global GEBCO grid.

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News

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Access our latest news items, videos, press releases and documents to find out more about GEBCO and Seabed 2030.

DSSV Pressure Drop
Seabed 2030 Spotlight

DSSV Pressure Drop – collecting bathymetry data on transit from Guam to Japan

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.

 

 

Latest news

New global survey calls for greater coordination of seabed mapping activities

14 October 2021
A new survey has given a major boost to efforts to map the entire seafloor by the end of the decade. Nearly 800 professionals representing 90 countries shared views on the value of seabed mapping and where activities to map using modern digital methods should be focused, as well as identifying some key challenges that need to be addressed in order to achieve the ambitious goal.

Nippon Foundation GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project

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.

Events

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EMODnet Open Conference

The online EMODnet Open Conference (14-16 June 2021) - connecting across stalkeholders communities to showcase current EMODnet data, data products and services, and look ahead to co-design EMODnet's next phase to 2030 and beyond.

UN World Ocean Day 2021

United Nations World Oceans Day

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. 

IOC Assembly-31 Webinar

IOC Assembly-31 Thematic Webinar

IOC Assembly-31 Thematic Webinar: Building partnerships for Ocean Mapping - the role of GEBCO and The Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project

Some of our People

Martin Jakobsson, Center Co-Head for the Seabed 2030 Arctic and North Pacific Regional Center

Martin Jakobsson

Co-head of the Arctic & North Pacific Regional Center; Stockholm University, Sweden.
Larry Mayer, Center Co-Head for the Seabed 2030 Arctic and North Pacific Ocean Regional Center

Larry Mayer

Co-Head of the Arctic and North Pacific Regional Center; CCOM, UNH, USA.
Vicki Ferrini, Head of the Atlantic and Indian Ocean Regional Center; LDEO, Columbia University, USA

Vicki Ferrini

Head of the Atlantic and Indian Ocean Regional Center; LDEO, Columbia University, USA
Kevin Mackay, Head of the South and West Pacific Regional Center; NIWA, New Zealand

Kevin Mackay

Head of the South and West Pacific Regional Center; NIWA, New Zealand
Boris Dorschel, Head of the Southern Ocean Regional Center; AWI, Germany

Boris Dorschel

Head of the Southern Ocean Regional Center; AWI, Germany
Shin Tani, Chair GEBCO Guiding Committee, Japan

Shin Tani

Immediate past Chair of the GEBCO Guiding Committee, Japan
Rochelle Wigley, Director, Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Training Programme, UNH, USA

Rochelle Wigley

Director, Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Training Programme, UNH, USA
Jennifer Jencks

Jennifer Jencks

Jennifer Jencks is the Director of the IHO Data Centre for Digital Bathymetry, which is hosted by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).