Press releases

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.

Seabed 2030 announces new partnership with the UK Hydrographic Office and Teledyne CARIS on the occasion of World Hydrography Day

18 June 2021
The Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project has entered a technical cooperation agreement with the UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO), a world-leading centre for hydrography specialising in marine geospatial data, and Teledyne CARIS, the leading developer of marine mapping software. The Memorandum of Understanding – announced on the first World Hydrography Day to fall within the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development – will see the parties work together to advance the effort associated with producing the definitive map of the seafloor by the year 2030.

The Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project announces new collaboration with Scripps Institution of Oceanography

9 March 2021
The Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project and Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego have strengthened their collaboration with a newly-established Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). The main purpose of the MOU is to pursue the attainment of worldwide bathymetric data, and to increase humanity’s understanding of the oceans.

Data from Uncharted Waters Provides Key Insights into Glacial Melting Processes

6 November 2020
New bathymetric and oceanographic data collected by an international team of ocean scientists provide important insights into the processes that are controlling the rapid loss of the Greenland Ice Sheet over the last four decades. The ground-breaking data, published in the Nature Journal Communications Earth & Environment, will be contributed to The Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project, which aims to have the definitive and complete map of the ocean seafloor by 2030.