SaWPaC Region coverage

South and West Pacific Regional Mapping Community Meeting

Virtual via Microsoft Teams
21 July 2021, 12:00 - 23 July 2021, 14:30

The South and West Pacific Regional Data Centre of The Nippon Foundation - GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project is inviting you to attend the 3rd Regional Mapping Community Meeting on 21-23 July 2021.

The meeting objectives are to:

  • Review the progress to date with the Seabed 2030 Project,
  • Identify sources of bathymetric data,
  • Discuss methods and protocols of data sharing, and management,
  • Identify regional priority areas and Identify upcoming mapping expeditions.

Possible ways of participation:

  • attendee - we plan to run sessions for 2.5 hours per day starting at 12pm NZ (00:00 UTC)
  • presenter - 10-min talks are envisaged
  • if attendance is not possible, you can submit presentation for the SaWPaC StoryMap.

Please register your interest by submitting the form here by 18 June 2021.

Participation in the virtual meeting will be on the Microsoft Teams platform and is free

If you have questions/comments about this event, please contact  and use "Seabed 2030 SaWPaC 2021 RMC Meeting" in the Subject line.


About the Regional Data Centre

The Seabed 2030 South and West Pacific Centre (SaWPaC) is responsible for 124M of ocean from the west coast of South America to east coast of Australia and north to Japan, Korea and China. It includes the Exclusive Economic Zones of 39 countries as well as a large region “Beyond National Jurisdiction”.

The centre is hosted at the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research in New Zealand (NIWA) and coordinated by a team from NIWA, (GNS Science) and Land Information New Zealand (LINZ).

Previous regional meetings of SaWPac have taken place in  March 2019 (meeting report and presentations can be viewed here) and in June 2020 (meeting report and presentations can be viewed here).