Fugro is the world’s leading Geo-data specialist, collecting and analysing comprehensive information about the Earth and the structures built upon it. Through integrated data acquisition, analysis and advice, the company unlocks insights from Geo-data to help its clients design, build and operate their assets in a safe, sustainable and efficient manner. Fugro employs approximately 10,000 employees in 65 countries and serves the oil & gas, infrastructure, renewables, power, nautical and mining market sectors.

Fugro is leading the private sector in support of The Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project, from participating in the project’s early planning stages, to initiating a high-resolution crowd sourced bathymetry campaign, and helping to define a workflow for integrating third party datasets into the global project database.

In 2017, Fugro devised a method of operating its vessel-based multibeam echosounder systems autonomously while transiting between marine survey projects. To date, the company has contributed over 450,000 square kilometres of high resolution crowd sourced bathymetry to Seabed 2030. Many of these data (specifically those collected along the Western and Northern Atlantic) have also benefited a regional initiative known as the Galway Statement on Atlantic Ocean Cooperation, signed in 2013 between the United States, Canada and the European Union.

For more information about Fugro's contribution to Seabed 2030, see our news item, and Fugro's dedicated page.