The GEBCO Sub-Committee on Undersea Feature Names (SCUFN) works to maintain and update a gazetteer of names of features on the seafloor.
A name directory for the ocean floor - the work of SCUFN
As on land, features on the seafloor are given names. This helps to identify them and to describe their form.
The GEBCO Sub-Committee on Undersea Feature Names (SCUFN) works to ensure that features are given unique and appropriate names, reducing the possibility of confusion, e.g. a feature being referred to by two separate names in scientific literature.
Find out more about the work of SCUFN through the recent publication: V. Stagpoole, H. W. Schenke, and Y. Ohara (2016), A name directory for the ocean floor, Eos, 97, doi:10.1029/2016EO063177.
The GEBCO Gazetteer of Undersea Feature Names is available to view and download via the internet.