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Crowdsourcing on World Oceans Day - June 2018
Color-coded bathymetry showing sunken vessel on the seabed. Image curtesy of Fugro

The Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project is aiming to map the global ocean floor by 2030. To do this we need a lot of data. To help with this task we are encouraging the global community to join in. Watch a short video explaining the need to better understand the shape of the seafloor and how to get involved. [more]

GEBCO and the Seabed 2030 Project in the news - April 2018
Image from the GEBCO video: Beneath the Surface: Exploring Our Global Seafloor

The recently-launched Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project aims to bring together all available bathymetry data to produce the definitive map of the world ocean floor by 2030 and make it available to all. Read recent news items about GEBCO and the Seabed 2030 project. [more]

GEBCO-Nippon Foundation Alumni Team qualify for final round of Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE
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The GEBCO-Nippon Foundation Alumni Team has progressed to the final round of the Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE, a global competition challenging teams to advance deep-sea technologies for ocean floor exploration. [more]

Seabed 2030 teams up with Fugro to kick start crowd sourced data contributions
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The Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project is teaming up with Fugro, one of the world’s leading private sector off-shore survey companies, to help map the entire ocean floor by 2030. [more]

Seabed 2030 Operational Launch
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At a press conference, held on 20 February in Tokyo, the Chairman of The Nippon Foundation, Mr. Yohei Sasakawa, has announced that The Nippon Foundation – GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project is now operational. Also at the press conference, the first Director of the Seabed 2030 Project was announced. [more]

Entries sought for 2018 Training Programme
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Applications are now sought for entry onto the Nippon Foundation/GEBCO Training Programme in 2018. 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]

Seabed 2030 concept paper released - February 2018
imagery from the GEBCO world map

Seabed 2030 is a collaborative project between GEBCO and the Nippon Foundation with the aim of facilitating the complete mapping of the global ocean floor by the year 2030.

Access a concept paper detailing the background to and need for the Seabed 2030 project. [more]

Access presentations from the latest GEBCO Symposium
GEBCO Symposium 2017 presentations

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. In 2017, the Symposium was held during GEBCO's annual meetings in Busan, Republic of Korea. [more]

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