Launch of the Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project

Mr Sasakawa, Chairman of the Nippon Foundation, (left), with GEBCO representatives Rochelle Wigley (centre) and Graham Allen (right) at the UN after Mr Sasakawa had received his Ocean's 8 Champions award and announced the launch of the Seabed 2030 project

News and events — June 2017

The Nippon Foundation and GEBCO are pleased to announce the launch of Seabed 2030. This project aims to facilitate the complete mapping of the ocean floor by the year 2030.

The announcement was made by Mr Yohei Sasakawa, Chairman of The Nippon Foundation, at the United Nations (UN) Ocean Conference in New York on 6 June 2017.

Seabed 2030 is a collaborative project between GEBCO and the Nippon Foundation. GEBCO is the only long-term international project with a mandate to map the entire ocean floor.

Access documents

  • Mr. Sasakawa's speech to the UN Adobe PDF of Mr. Sasakawa's Ocean champions speech to the UN (155 KB)
  • The Nippon Foundation's press release Adobe PDF of the Nippon Foundations' Seabed 2030 Project press release (878 KB)
  • GEBCO's press release Adobe PDF of GEBCO's Seabed 2030 Project press release (191 KB)
  • Seabed 2030 Road Map Adobe PDF of the Seabed 2030 Project Road Map (9 MB)

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