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GEBCO NF-Alumni Team - Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE update — November 2017
GEBCO-NF Alumni team for Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE

In February this year, the GEBCO-NF Alumni team was announced as one of 19 semi-finalists of the Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE competition - access the latest team press release about testing of their USV/AUV concept and associated hardware and software. [more]

Historical GEBCO charts available to view online — October 2017
Part of GEBCO Sheet A III (N) from the First Edition, published in 1904

The GEBCO chart series was initiated in 1903 by Prince Albert I of Monaco. Through the 20th Century, there were five paper editions of the charts series before GEBCO released its first digital products in the early 1990s.

The historical GEBCO paper chart series archive is now available to view online. [more]

GEBCO NF-Alumni Team - Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE update — September 2017
GEBCO-NF Alumni team for Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE

The GEBCO-NF Alumni Team, one of up to 20 teams competing in the $7 Million Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE competition, has entered its testing phase ahead of the competition’s upcoming semi-final stage. Read our latest press release. [more]

Welcome to the recently-appointed IHO Secretary-General and Directors
The new IHO Secretary-General (Centre) and Directors (left and right)

The GEBCO community is pleased to welcome the recently-appointed International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) Secretary-General and Directors as they take up their posts. [more]

Applications sought - Seabed 2030 Project Director
Nippon Foundation and GEBCO logos

The Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project aims to facilitate the complete mapping of the ocean floor by the year 2030. It builds on over 100 years of GEBCO's history in global seafloor mapping.

We are are recruiting a Seabed 2030 Project Director. The call for applications closes 25th August 2017. Find out more about the role. [more]

GEBCO Symposium 2017 - get involved
GEBCO Symposium 2017

The GEBCO Symposium is a one day event that brings together international experts to discuss innovative technologies and approaches that are pushing the boundaries of ocean floor mapping.

This year, the GEBCO Symosium will be held on 15th November in Busan, South Korea. We are interested in having speakers share their work, innovation, research and ideas as it relates to bathymetry. Find out [more]

Nippon Foundation/GEBCO scholars visit NOAA — July 2017
Year 13 Scholars of the Nippon Foundation/GEBCO Training Programme and NOAA staff

Year 13 scholars of the Nippon Foundation/GEBCO Training Programme recently had the opportunity to attend the first NOAA Open House on Nautical Cartography and the Third Annual Workshop on Nautical Chart Adequacy. [more]

Understanding oceans - mapping the seafloor — June 2017
Image of the shape of the seafloor in part of the Mediterranean Sea from the EMODnet bathymetric grid

The oceans cover more than two thirds of the world's surface yet it is often said that we know more about the shape of the surface of Mars than we do about that of our global seafloor. Read an article in the UNESCO Courier (Apr-Jun 2017) by Vice Admiral (Rtd.) Shin Tani, Chairman GEBCO Guiding Committee, on why we need to map the seafloor. [more]

The GEBCO-NF Alumni team entry in the Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE - an update — June 2017
GEBCO-NF Alumni team for Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE

In February this year, the GEBCO-NF Alumni team was announced as one of 21 semi-finalists of the Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE competition - access the latest team press release. [more]

Launch of the Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project — June 2017
Nippon Foundation and GEBCO logos

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. [more]

Access an Eos article high-lighting that much of the seafloor remains unknown — March 2017
Home page of the GEBCO-NF team's web site

An assessment of ocean depth knowledge underneath commercial airline routes shows just how much of the seafloor remains unknown.

Access an ‘opinion paper’ in Eos on airline flight paths over the unmapped ocean. [more]

Update on the GEBCO-NF Team in the Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE competition — February 2017
Home page of the GEBCO-NF team's web site The GEBCO-NF team has been announced as one of 21 semi-finalists that have advanced to Round 1 of the Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE competition. [more]
Entries sought for 2017 Training Programme
Nippon Foundation and GEBCO logos Applications are now sought for entry onto the Nippon Foundation/GEBCO Training Programme in 2017. The 12-month course, leading to a Postgraduate Certificate in Ocean Bathymetry (PCOB), is held at the University of New Hampshire, USA. Find out more and how to apply. [more]
Video from the Forum — January 2017
Video from the Forum for Future Ocean Floor Mapping We are happy to announce the release of a short video that is a product of last year's Forum for Future Ocean Floor Mapping. The video includes excerpts from the forum and from interviews with several community members. [more]
GEBCO - NF team in ocean floor challenge — January 2017
Nippon Foundation and GEBCO logos A team of graduate fellows from The Nippon Foundation GEBCO Postgraduate Certificate in Ocean Bathymetry (PCOB) Training Programme, are taking part in the $7million Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE. Find out more from our recent press release [more]

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