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Press releases

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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.
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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.

Brochures, documents and publications


Seabed 2030 Project Event: From Vision to Action

Presentations from the Seabed 2030 Project Event: From Vision to Action, held at the Royal Society, London, UK, October 22 2019.

Concept paper on Seabed 2030

Access a paper detailing the background to and need for Seabed 2030.

Mayer, L.; Jakobsson, M.; Allen, G.; Dorschel, B.; Falconer, R.; Ferrini, V.; Lamarche, G.; Snaith, H.; Weatherall, P. The Nippon Foundation—GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project: The Quest to See the World’s Oceans Completely Mapped by 2030. Geosciences 2018, 8, 63.

Seabed 2030 brochure

September 2017

Seabed 2030 Roadmap

June 2017,updated October 2020 - Please note that this is an updated version of the original document that includes an addendum on mapping target resolutions (section 8).



Seabed 2030 'In-Depth' Newsletter