Press releases

New global survey calls for greater coordination of seabed mapping activities

14 October 2021
A new survey has given a major boost to efforts to map the entire seafloor by the end of the decade. Nearly 800 professionals representing 90 countries shared views on the value of seabed mapping and where activities to map using modern digital methods should be focused, as well as identifying some key challenges that need to be addressed in order to achieve the ambitious goal.

The Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution enter partnership to map the world’s ocean

27 September 2021
The Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding in recognition of both organisations’ work to advance our understanding of ocean bathymetry. This will complement the goals of the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development.

The Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project and Kongsberg Maritime enter partnership as the race for a complete map of the world’s seabed accelerates

17 August 2021
The Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project and Kongsberg Maritime have entered a Memorandum of Understanding in support of the global initiative to produce the complete map of the ocean floor. Under the terms of the MOU, the two parties will work together to advance understanding of ocean bathymetry. The effort complements the goals of the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development.

The Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project and Ocean Exploration Trust announce partnership in pursuit of a complete map of the world’s ocean floor

13 July 2021
Seabed 2030 and Ocean Exploration Trust (OET) have established a Memorandum of Understanding in recognition that both organisations will continue working together to advance our understanding of the global ocean through collaborative contributions towards the completion of a definitive map of the seafloor. The effort complements the goals of the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development.