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Calling all Hydrographic and Oceanographic Authorities

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Seabed Mapping Benefits Analysis and Prioritisation study.

In 2021-2022 NLA International, working on behalf of Seabed 2030, launched an online survey to find out more about the status and potential of mapping the ocean floor.

The survey collected views from across all interested sectors to help us better understand issues such as:

  • Why stakeholders feel it is important to map the seabed.
  • How interested parties are estimating the environmental, social and economic value of seabed mapping.
  • Where are the most urgent priorities for seabed mapping.

All of this will help to corroborate – or challenge – existing thinking, and hopefully identify any areas of the seabed that may benefit from a more joined-up / collaborative approach.

For the first survey , Seabed received 796 detailed responses across 90 countries.The findings of this survey have been analysed and, from these results, needs and priorities identified for seabed mapping in those waters that currently remain uncharted.

In this second survey, Seabed 2030 now seeks the views of those bodies and agencies who discharge national or agency responsibilities for seabed mapping and whether they align / differ with Seabed 2030’s view on benefits analysis and prioritisation modelling development. Equally we seek your views on regional prioritisation for seabed mapping as identified in the first online survey.

Closes 15th April 2023 (extended from 31st March 2023 by popular demand).

Find out more and access the survey from Seabed 2030's web site.

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