Press releases

New partnership announced between Seabed 2030 and Brazil’s Marine Geology and Geophysics Program

30 September 2022
The Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project has announced a new partnership with the Brazilian Program of Marine Geology and Geophysics (PGGM). The two parties signed a memorandum of understanding to strengthen the collaborative work being undertaken to further our understanding of ocean bathymetry and contribute to the global effort to produce the definitive map of the ocean floor.

Seabed 2030 enters new partnership with Terradepth in a collaboration that will boost project’s crowdsourcing initiatives

13 July 2022
Terradepth and The Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 project have announced a new partnership which will utilize Terradepth's geospatial data portal known as Absolute Ocean. Seabed 2030 will use Absolute Ocean as a data visualization and exploration tool as part of the international effort to map the entire ocean floor. The announcement was made on the heels of the 2022 United Nations Ocean Conference in Lisbon, Portugal.

The Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project utilizes Blue Insight to optimize seafloor mapping

17 March 2022
Kongsberg Maritime (KM) has collaborated with The Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project to develop and deliver the SeaKoMaP solution, with the unified goal of optimizing the processing of bathymetric data. SeaKoMaP, an acronym which stands for Seabed 2030 Kongsberg Maritime Cloud Processing, will allow Seabed 2030 to use Blue Insight to leverage its extensive alumni network as a means of simplifying some of the many valid processes from data collection to the publishing of seafloor maps.

Tropical seafloor secrets discovered as mission to map world’s entire seabed gains momentum

15 February 2022
Satellite technology has been used to chart shallow areas of the Cook Islands’ seafloor in never-before-seen detail by scientists at the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) and Toitū Te Whenua Land Information New Zealand (LINZ). The work was carried out as part of The Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project – a collaborative project aiming to bring together all available bathymetric data to produce the definitive map of the world ocean floor.