Nippon Foundation - GEBCO Forum for Future Ocean Floor Mapping logoForum for Future Ocean Floor Mapping

The Forum was held in June 2016 and brought together over 150 senior representatives, scientists and scholars from major ocean-related and international organisations to discuss the importance of understanding the shape of the ocean floor. It will culminate in the development of a Roadmap for Future Ocean Floor Mapping.

Access the post Forum Communiqué Adobe PDF document: Post Forum Communique (342 KB)

Access presentations and posters from the event.

Presentations

Keynote speaker Link to presentation (where available)
Dr Robert Ballard, Center for Ocean Exploration, Graduate School of Oceanography/URI and Ocean Exploration Trust  
Dr Larry Mayer, Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping/Joint Hydrographic Center, University of New Hampshire, USA Presentation: Such a big ocean but our footprints are so small (Sonar Footprints) (16 MB)
David Heydon, deep sea mining expert  
Kristina M. Gjerde, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)/Wycliffe Management Presentation: Beyond the Horizon. The relevance of mapping to conserving the ocean beyond national boundaries (4 MB)
Jyotika Virmani, XPRIZE Foundation Presentation: Incentivizing a new era of ocean exploration (18 MB)
Bjorn Jalving, Kongsberg Maritime, Subsea Division Presentation: Trends in seabed mapping technology (10 MB)
Simon Winchester, Author  

Posters

Poster title Author(s)  Link
100 years of GEBCO bathymetric charts A. Pharaoh, International Hydrographic Bureau, Monaco Poster: 100 years of GEBCO bathymetric charts (6.2 MB)
The Mid-Atlantic Ridge as portrayed in GEBCO charts since 1903 A. Pharaoh, International Hydrographic Bureau, Monaco Poster: The Mid-Atlantic Ridge as portrayed in GEBCO charts since 1903 (5.4 MB)
Mapping the Israeli Mediterranean Waters: R/V Bat-Galim. A new government RI with high performance acoustic capabilities T. Ketter, Israel Oceanographic and Limnological Research, National Institute of Oceanography, Haifa, Israel Poster: Mapping the Israeli Mediterranean Waters: R/V Bat-Galim. A new government RI with high performance acoustic capabilities (4 MB)
Ocean mapping activities at the Alfred Wegener Institute B. Dorschel, J.E. Arndt, P. Slabon, and L. Jensen, Alfred Wegener Institute, Bremerhaven, Germany Poster: Ocean mapping activities at the Alfred Wegener Institute (15 MB)

The Beams Program, a partnership among the College of Charleston, University of Washington and CARIS

  Poster: The Beams Program, a partnership among the College of  Charleston, University of Washington and CARIS (3 MB)

Smart solutions to seafloor mapping in New Zealand

J. Black (1), K. Mackay (2), A. Greenland (3), E. Griffin (3); (1) GNS Science, Lower Hut, New Zealand; (2) LINZ, Wellington, New Zealand; (3) NIWA, Greta Point, Wellington, New Zealand Poster: Smart  solutions to seafloor mapping in New Zealand (4 MB)

The Portsmouth project, Boskalis dredging and marine experts

S. van den Brom, Boskalis Poster: The Portsmouth project, Boskalis dredging and marine experts (14 MB)

Opening the satellite toolbox data updates for coastal zones using satellite imagery

K. Hartmann, T. Heege, M. Wettle, and M. Bindel; EOMAP GmbH & Co Poster: Opening  the satellite toolbox data updates for coastal zones using satellite imagery (4 MB)

NASA's Oceans Melting Greenland Mission Bathymetry Mapping for Sea Level Rise Science

I. Fenty, J. Willis, E. Rignot, A. Khazendar, and M. Schodlok; Jet Propulsion Lab./California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, USA Poster: NASA's Oceans Melting Greenland Mission Bathymetry Mapping for Sea Level Rise Science (3.3 MB)
GEBCO-2014 Role in Unraveling the Mystery of the Polar Sea Ice Paradox S. V. Nghiem (1), I. G. Rigor (2), P. Clemente-Colon (3), G. Neuman (1) and P. P. Li (1); (1) Jet Propulsion Lab., California Institute of Technology, USA; (2) University of Washington, USA; (3) U.S. Naval/National Ice Center, USA Poster: GEBCO-2014  Role in Unraveling the Mystery of the Polar Sea Ice Paradox (6.5 MB)
Deepwater Hydrocarbon Seep Detection: Tools and Techniques using Multibeam Echosounders G.A. Mitchell, J.J. Gharib. D.F. Doolittle and D. Millar; Fugro USA Inc., Houston, Texas, USA Poster: Deepwater Hydrocarbon Seep Detection: Tools and Techniques using Multibeam Echosounders (3.2 MB)
Arctic Ocean Mapping from 1893 to 2016, IBCAO M. Jakobsson, University of Stockholm, Sweden Poster: Arctic Ocean Mapping from 1893 to 2016, IBCAO (5.2 MB)
Southern Ocean Mapping from 1938 to 2013, IBCSO J. E. Arndt, Alfred Wegener Institute, Bremerhaven, Germany Poster: Southern Ocean Mapping from 1938 to 2013, IBCSO (5.2 MB)
Mapping with IBRV ARAON in the Arctic and Antarctic waters Y.K. Jin, J. Lee and H.J. Kim; Korea Polar Research Institute (KOPRI), Korea Poster: Mapping with IBRV ARAON in the Arctic and Antarctic waters (5.3 MB)
Global seafloor geomorphic features map: a polygon for every named feature in the GEBCO Gazetteer P. T. Harris and M. McMillan-Lawler, GRID-Arendal, Arendal, Norway Poster: Global seafloor geomorphic features map: a polygon for every named feature in the GEBCO Gazetteer (16 MB)
History of the General Bathymetric Chart of the Oceans (GEBCO) On behalf of GEBCO: P. Weatherall, British Oceanographic Data Centre (BODC), NOC, Liverpool, UK Poster: History of the General Bathymetric Chart of the Oceans (GEBCO) (5 MB)
About the General Bathymetric Chart of the Oceans (GEBCO) On behalf of GEBCO: P. Weatherall, British Oceanographic Data Centre (BODC), NOC, Liverpool, UK Poster: About the General Bathymetric Chart of the Oceans (GEBCO) (4.3 MB)
IMO and the 2030 Agenda Together for sustainable use of the oceans J. Shiundu, International Maritime Organization (IMO) Poster: IMO and the 2030 Agenda Together for sustainable use of the oceans (2 MB)
The North Atlantic Data Portal – a prototype J. Jencks, NOAA, National Centers for Environmental Information, Boulder, Colorado, USA Poster: The North Atlantic Data Portal – a prototype (4 MB)
Seafloor and habitat mapping at the National Oceanography Centre V. A. I. Huvenne, C. Lo Iacono, R.B. Wynn, T. P. Le Bas, K. Robert, L. Marsh, O. T. Hogg, and L. Victorer; National Oceanography Centre (NOC), Southampton, UK Poster: Seafloor and habitat mapping at the National Oceanography Centre (3.2 MB)
Mapping the world with Olex Olex Poster: Mapping the world with Olex (4 MB)
ENC bathymetry plotter SevenCs Poster: ENC bathymetry plotter (3 MB)
FAMOS - finalising surveys for the Baltic motorways of the sea FAMOS project Poster: FAMOS - finalising surveys for the bathymetric motorways of the sea (2 MB)
EMODnet Bathymetry of the European Seas D. Schaap and EMODnet bathymetry project partners Poster: EMODnet Bathymetry of the European Seas (3.3 MB)
Linking surficial geomorphology with vertical structure in high and low energy marine environments E. Sampaga, University of Washington and CARIS beams program Poster: Linking surficial geomorphology with vertical structure in high and low energy marine environments (8 MB)
Scientific development with AGS "Cabo de Hornos" ship Hydrographic and Oceanographic Service of the Chilean Navy Poster: Scientific development with AGS Cabo de Hornos ship (3 MB)
Variable resolution surfaces Charles de Jongh, Teledyne CARIS Poster: Variable resolution surfaces (10 MB)
Structural mapping and geomorphology of Ireland's Southwest Continental Shelf using High Resolution Sonar S. Bowden, R. Wireman, L. Sautter, E. Beutel, N. Levine, College of Charlestown, USA Poster: Structural  mapping and geomorphology of Ireland's Southwest Continental Shelf using High Resolution Sonar (5 MB)
Describing Alaskan Groundfish habitat using smooth sheets M. Zimmermann (1), J. A. Reid (2) and N. Golden (2); (1) Alaska Fisheries Science Center, National Marine Fisheries Service, NOAA, USA; (2) Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center, U.S. Geological Survey, USA Poster: Describing Alaskan Groundfish habitat using smooth sheets (2.5 MB)
Assessing inshore habitat loss from the 1920s to the 1990s in the Chignik area of the Alaska Peninsula M. Zimmermann (1), G. T. Ruggerone (2), J. T. Freymueller (3), N. Kinsman (4); (1) Alaska Fisheries Science Center, National Marine Fisheries Service, NOAA, USA; (2) Natural Resources Consultants Inc. Seattle, Wa., USA; (3) Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, USA; (4) National Geodetic Survey, NOS, NOAA, Anchorage, USA Poster: Assessing inshore habitat loss from the 1920s to the 1990s in the Chignik area of the Alaska Peninsula (3 MB)
The Crowd Sourced Bathymetry Solution Tim Thornton, TeamSurv Poster: The Crowd Sourced Bathymetry Solution (581 KB)
Seabed objects detection based on side scan sonar images comparison method Karolina Zwolak, Hydrographic Support Squadron of the Polish Navy Poster: Seabed objects detection based on side scan sonar images comparison method (831 KB)
Dynamic features of the Okinawa Trough Hydrothermal System - observation by km-scale to cm-scale mapping and imaging A. Taira (1), T. Blair (2), S. Kawaguchi (1), H. Yamamoto (1), S. Hida (1), J. Kuroda (1) and Y. Adachi; (1) Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, (2) Institute of Inductrial Science, Univeristy of Tokyo Poster: Dynamic features of the Okinawa Trough Hydrothermal System - observation by km-scale to cm-scale mapping and imaging (1.5 MB)
Bathymetry Data utilization in Petronas Geomatics Department, Geophysics solutions, exploration PETRONAS, upstream business Poster: Bathymetry Data utilization in Petronas (1.1 MB)
Overview of work N. Abramova, Y. Zarayskaya (Nippon Foundation scholars), Laboratory of Ocean Floor Geomorphology and Tectonics, Geological Institute Russian Academy of Sciences Poster: Overview of work (2 MB)
Atlas of the Mediterranean Seamounts and Seamount-like Structures M. Würtz and M. Rovere (eds.), IUCN Poster: Atlas of the Mediterranean Seamounts and Seamount-like Structures (417 KB)
From the soundings to the bathymetric products and services Service Hydrographique et Océanographique de la Marine (SHOM), France Poster: From the soundings to the bathymetric products and services (408 KB)
Seafloor mapping of Graham Bank Istituto Idrografico della Marina Militare Italiana, Italian Hydrographic Office, Italy Poster: Seafloor mapping of Graham Bank (978 KB)
Extended continental shelf submissions to the United Nations Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf by the Republic of Mauritius Department of Continental Shelf, Maritime Zones Administration and Exploration, Prime Minister's Office, Republic of Mauritius Poster: Extended continental shelf submissions to the United Nations Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf by the Republic of Mauritius (2.3 MB)
Introduction to the Japanese Scholars - Activities after the Nippon Foundation/GEBCO Training Program D. Horiuchi, H. Saito and T. Morishita, Hydrographic and Oceanographic Department, Japan Coast Guard (JHOD) Poster: Introduction to the Japanese Scholars - Activities after the Nippon Foundation/GEBCO Training Program (1.1 MB)
Archeological hydrography Istituto Idrografico della Marina Militare Italiana, Italian Hydrographic Office, Italy Poster: Archeological hydrography (1.1 MB)
Mission of Opportunity - Collaborative Mapping of Earth's Newest Island V. Ferrini (1), J. Garvin (2), C. Peters (3) and H. Spier (1); (1) Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University, USA; (2) NASA; (3) Schmidt Ocean Institute Poster: Mission of Opportunity - Collaborative Mapping of Earths Newest Island (1.6 MB)
Nippon Foundation/GEBCO Postgraduate Certificate in Ocean Bathymetry R. Wigley, Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping (CCOM), University of New Hampshire, USA Poster: Nippon Foundation/GEBCO Postgraduate Certificate in Ocean Bathymetry (2 MB)
Alumni of the Nippon Foundation/GEBCO Postgraduate Certificate in Ocean Bathymetry R. Wigley, Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping (CCOM), University of New Hampshire, USA Poster: Alumni of the Nippon Foundation/GEBCO Postgraduate Certificate in Ocean Bathymetry (3 MB)
Mapping the ocean - the full picture for underwater mapping Kongsberg Poster: Mapping the ocean - the full picture for underwater mapping (2.1 MB)


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