GEBCO welcomes the newly-appointed IOC representatives to the Joint IHO-IOC GEBCO Guiding Committee

News and events — August 2013

The GEBCO community is pleased to announce that Dr Bruce Goleby (Geoscience Australia) and Mr Chrétien Ngouanet (University of Dschang, Cameroon) are the newly-appointed Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO representatives to the Joint IHO-IOC GEBCO Guiding Committee.

Dr Goleby is the Chief Geophysicist and Group Leader in Innovation and Specialist Services at Geoscience Australia's Energy Division. He has been involved in GEBCO’s work for a number of years and is currently an interim Co-Chair of the GEBCO Technical Sub-Committee on Ocean Mapping (TSCOM) and a member of the IHO-IOC GEBCO Cook Book Working Group.

Mr Ngouanet is a lecturer in Cartography, Topography and GIS at the University of Dschang, Cameroon and is involved in marine atlas work for the IOC/UNESCO ODINAFRICA Project. We look forward to working with him.


GEBCO operates under the joint auspices of the International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) and the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) (of UNESCO). It consists of an international group of experts who work on the development of a range of bathymetric data sets and data products with the aim of providing the most authoritative publicly-available bathymetry for the world's oceans. Our products include global bathymetric grids; a gazetteer of undersea feature names; GEBCO world map and the GEBCO Digital Atlas.

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