Bathymetry of part of the Pacific Ocean from the GEBCO world mapSeabed 2030 concept paper released

News and events — February 2018

The oceans cover over two thirds of our planet and 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.

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 paper detailing the background to and need for the Seabed 2030 project:

Mayer, L.; Jakobsson, M.; Allen, G.; Dorschel, B.; Falconer, R.; Ferrini, V.; Lamarche, G.; Snaith, H.; Weatherall, P. The Nippon Foundation—GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project: The Quest to See the World’s Oceans Completely Mapped by 2030. Geosciences 2018, 8, 63.

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