Nippon Foundation - GEBCO Forum for Future Ocean Floor Mapping logo Titanic wreck discoverer to speak at Ocean floor Forum

News and events — May 2016

Among keynote speakers at a major conference on the comprehensive mapping of the ocean floor to be held in Monaco in June is Dr Robert Ballard, who discovered the wreck of the Titanic in 1985.

Dr Ballard is Director of the Center for Ocean Exploration at the Graduate School of Oceanography, University of Rhode Island and President of the Ocean Exploration Trust, which operates one of America’s dedicated ships of exploration.

The conference, the Forum for Future Ocean Floor Mapping, is being held jointly by GEBCO and The Nippon Foundation of Japan.

The Forum will bring 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 a press release about this anouncement hosted on the IHO's web site.

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