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The Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project

Seabed 2030 is a collaborative project between the Nippon Foundation and GEBCO. It aims to bring together all available bathymetric data to produce the definitive map of the world ocean floor by 2030 and make it available to all. It builds on more than 100 years of GEBCO's history in global seafloor mapping.

Regional & Global Centers

Coverage and location of the Seabed 2030 Regional and Global Centers

Seabed 2030 has four Regional Centers who compile bathymetry data for their areas and a Global Center that produces the global GEBCO grid.

Get involved

Find out how to get involved in the Nippon Foundation GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project

Find out how to get involved in the project and contribute to this international effort to map the global seafloor.

News & media resources

Image taken from the video: Beneath the surface: Exploring Our Global Seafloor

Access our latest news items, videos, press releases and documents to find out more about GEBCO and Seabed 2030.

Attendees at the First Seabed 2030 - Arctic, Antarctic and North Pacific Mapping Meeting

Seabed2030 Spotlight

Arctic, Antarctic and North Pacific Mapping Meeting

The First Seabed 2030 - Arctic, Antarctic and North Pacific Mapping Meeting recently took place at Stockhom University, Sweden.

Latest News

Attendees at the Seabed 2030 Sponsors meeting, September 2018
Seabed 2030 Sponsors Meeting

The three sponsoring organizations of the Seabed 2030 Project (the Nippon Foundation, IHO and the IOC) recently met to discuss progress on the project and to plan the strategy for the coming year.

The GEBCO-NF Alumni team concept sets sail from Horten, Norway, on the first of three 24-hour sea-trials. The team observed the successful round of tests from a guard vessel, seen here behind USV-Maxlimer
GEBCO-Nippon Foundation Alumni Team update

The GEBCO-Nippon Foundation Alumni Team has confirmed the successful completion of its first 24-hour sea-trials, in preparation for the final round of the Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE.

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Nippon Foundation GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project

Seabed 2030 is a collaborative project between the Nippon Foundation of Japan and the General Bathymetric Chart of the Oceans (GEBCO). It aims to bring together all available bathymetric data to produce the definitive map of the world ocean floor by 2030 and make it available to all.

Some of our People
Martin Jakobsson, Vice-Chair GEBCO Guiding Committee and co-head of the Arctic and North Pacific Regional Center, Stockholm University, Sweden
Martin Jakobsson

Vice-Chair GEBCO Guiding Committee,
Co-head of the Arctic & North Pacific
Regional Center; Stockholm University, Sweden

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Helen Snaith, Head of the Global Center, NOC, UK
Helen Snaith

Head of the Global Center;
NOC, UK

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Larry Mayer, Co-Head of the Arctic and North Pacific Regional Center, CCOM, UNH, USA
Larry Mayer

Co-Head of the Arctic and North
Pacific Regional Center;
CCOM, UNH, USA

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Vicki Ferrini, Head of the Atlantic and Indian Ocean Regional Center, LDEO, Columbia University, US
Vicki Ferrini

Head of the Atlantic and
Indian Ocean Regional Center;
LDEO, Columbia University, USA

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Geoffroy Lamarche, Head of the South and West Pacific Regional Center, NIWA, New Zealand
Geoffroy Lamarche

Head of the South and West
Pacific Regional Center;
NIWA, New Zealand

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Boris Dorschel, Head of the Southern Ocean Regional Center, AWI, Germany
Boris Dorschel

Head of the Southern Ocean
Regional Center;
AWI, Germany

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Mr Shin Tani, Chair GEBCO Guiding Committee, Japan
Shin Tani

Chair GEBCO Guiding Committee
Japan

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Dr. Robin Falconer, Immediate past Chair of the GEBCO Guiding Committee, New Zealand
Robin Falconer

Immediate past Chair of the GEBCO Guiding Committee
New Zealand

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Dr. Karen Marks, Chair, GEBCO Technical Sub-Committee on Ocean Mapping, NOAA, USA
Karen M Marks

Chair, GEBCO Technical Sub-Committee on Ocean Mapping (TSCOM)
NOAA, USA

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Dr. Rochelle Wigley, Director, Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Training Programme, UNH, USA
Rochelle Wigley

Director, Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Training Programme
UNH, USA

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