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Launch of the Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project

The Nippon Foundation and GEBCO are pleased to announce the launch of Seabed 2030. This project aims to facilitate the complete mapping of the ocean floor by the year 2030.

The announcement was made by Mr Yohei Sasakawa, Chairman of The Nippon Foundation, at the United Nations (UN) Ocean Conference in New York on 6 June 2017.

Seabed 2030 is a collaborative project between GEBCO and the Nippon Foundation. GEBCO is the only long-term international project with a mandate to map the entire ocean floor.

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Mr Sasakawa, Chairman of the Nippon Foundation, (left), with GEBCO representatives Rochelle Wigley (centre) and Graham Allen (right) at the UN after Mr Sasakawa had received his Ocean's 8 Champions award and announced the launch of the Seabed 2030 project

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