More than 2 million km2 of in-transit bathymetry collected by Fugro has now been contributed to Seabed2030.
Fugro delivers in-transit bathymetry data to Seabed 2030 approximately twice per year, a frequency that provides a reasonable volume of data to be acquired, uploaded and ingested by the DCDB and regional Seabed 2030 Data Centers. The December 2021 submittal represented a major milestone: more than 2 million km2 of high-resolution, in-transit bathymetry collected by Fugro vessels has now been delivered to the Seabed 2030 project. Combined, this data coverage is roughly equivalent to the size of Mexico!
Reflecting on this milestone, Jamie McMichael-Phillips, Seabed 2030 Project Director, stated: “We are immensely grateful for the tremendous submission of data by Fugro, who have been one of our biggest supporters from the onset of the project. From participating in our early planning stages to launching their in‑transit data campaigns, Fugro has adopted an invaluable and central role in helping Seabed 2030 achieve its aim of a complete map of the world’s oceans by 2030. We look forward to continuing this partnership with Fugro in the time remaining for us to achieve our goal.