On World Hydrography Day, The Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project is pleased to launch this short film, restating our commitment to mapping the entirety of the World’s ocean floor by 2030 and setting out how you can contribute to the Project’s success.
GEBCO and Seabed 2030 in the news
Knowing the depth and shape of the seafloor (bathymetry) is a fundamental parameter for understanding ocean circulation, tides, tsunami forecasting, fishing resources, environmental change, underwater geo-hazards, cable and pipeline routing, mineral extraction, oil and gas exploration and much more.
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
- Mission Deep Sea: Why map Mars before the ocean? - by Professor Edward Hill, Executive Director, National Oceanography Centre, UK, in Newsweek magazine, 6th April 2018
- The quest to map the mysteries of the ocean floor - by Adrienne Bernhard, on BBC Future website, 5th April 2018
- Seabed 2030: A Call to Action - by Rear Adm. Shepard M. Smith, Director of NOAA’s Office of Coast Survey, in Hydro International magazine, 6th March 2018