The Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project is formally endorsed as a Decade Action of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development
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.
Find out how to get involved in the project and contribute to this international effort to map the global seafloor.
News & media resources
Access our latest news items, videos, press releases and documents to find out more about GEBCO and Seabed 2030.
Quarter of the Ocean Now Mapped
The latest figure was announced by HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco during the International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) Assembly, in Monaco, May 2023.
Seabed 2030 and NORBIT Oceans join forces to accelerate global ocean mapping efforts
Nigerian Navy joins global endeavour to map world's ocean floor
Seabed 2030 enters into new partnership with SEA-KIT to enhance ocean mapping capabilities
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.
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.
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 Thematic Webinar
IOC Assembly-31 Thematic Webinar: Building partnerships for Ocean Mapping - the role of GEBCO and The Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project