Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project

The Nippon Foundation

The Nippon Foundation and GEBCO are pleased to announce the launch of Seabed 2030. Seabed 2030 is a collaborative project between GEBCO and the Nippon Foundation with the aim to facilitate the complete mapping of the ocean floor by the year 2030. It builds on more than 100 year's of GEBCO's history in global seafloor mapping.

The launch of the project was announced by Mr Yohei Sasakawa, Chairman of The Nippon Foundation, at the United Nations Ocean Conference in June 2017.

We are recruiting a Seabed 2030 Project Director

The call for applications is now closed (as of 25th August 2017). We will make a further announcement about the Project Director post shortly.

Information about the post Adobe PDF document of the Seabed 2030 Project Director position description 163 KB

Supporting documents

  • Seabed 2030 Road Map Adobe PDF of the Seabed 2030 Road Map (9 MB)
  • Seabed 2030 Business Plan Adobe PDF of the Seabed 2030 Business Plan (1.1 MB)

About Seabed 2030

In the opening address of the Forum for Future Ocean Floor Mapping in June 2016, Mr. Sasakawa, Chairman of The Nippon Foundation, set forth the initiative to partner with GEBCO to cooperatively work towards mapping 100% of the topography of the World Ocean floor by 2030.

This initiative led to the formulation of Seabed 2030, a global project within the IHO-IOC GEBCO framework with the focused goal of producing the definitive, high-resolution bathymetric map of the entire World Ocean.

This ambitious initiative is driven by a strong motivation to empower the world to make policy decisions, use the ocean sustainably and undertake scientific research based on detailed bathymetric information of the Earth’s seabed.

Find out more

  • Mr Sasakawa's speech to the UN Adobe PDF of Mr Sasakawa's Ocean Champions speech to the UN, 6 June 2017 (155 KB)
  • The Nippon Foundation's press release Adobe PDF of the Nippon Foundation's press release about the Seabed 2030 Project (878 KB)
  • GEBCO's press release Adobe PDF of GEBCO's press release about the Seabed 2030 Project (191 KB)
  • Seabed 2030 Road Map Adobe PDF of the Seabed 2030 Road Map (9 MB)
  • Information note (6th July 2017) Adobe PDF of the Seabed 2030 Information note of 6th July 2017 (253 KB)

For further information contact:

Patrick Orr, patrick@raittorr.co.uk , Tel.: +44 (0)7917 431102

Pauline Weatherall, GEBCO Digital Atlas Manager, gda_manager@gebco.net

Get involved, join the Seabed 2030 mailing list.

About GEBCO and Seabed 2030

The Seabed 2030 project builds on more than 100 years of GEBCO’s history and benefits from the human network of mapping capacity developed through The Nippon Foundation – GEBCO training project. As part of Seabed 2030, GEBCO will strengthen and expand its links and collaborations with international and regional bathymetric data collecting and mapping organisations in order to build an authoritative global bathymetric model.

GEBCO operates under the joint auspices of the International Hydrographic Organization and the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO. It is the only long-term international project with a mandate to map the entire ocean floor.

Through Seabed 2030, GEBCO will be recognised as the authoritative international initiative for mapping the World Ocean, from the coasts to the deepest trenches. The project will champion, develop and nurture the technical and human capacity to complete this task by 2030.

Further information

About GEBCO

About the Nippon Foundation

The Forum for Future Ocean Floor Mapping

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