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The Nippon Foundation-GEBCO
Seabed 2030 Project

100% of the ocean floor mapped by 2030

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Give your views on the environmental, social and economic benefits of the Seabed 2030 project's aim of 100% of the seafloor mapped by 2030.

Latest Project Developments

Release of IBCAO V4

New depth map for the Arctic Ocean region

Details of a new depth map of the Arctic Ocean have been published in the Nature Journal Scientific Data. The new portrayal of the Arctic Ocean floor is in the form of a digital gridded database and comprises Version 4.0 of the International Bathymetric Chart of the Arctic Ocean (IBCAO).

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Nearly a fifth of world's ocean floor now mapped

On World Hydrography Day, The Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project, has announced the inclusion of 14.5 million square kilometres of new bathymetric data in the latest GEBCO Grid. Nearly a fifth of the world’s entire ocean floor has now been mapped.

Video released for World Ocean Day 2020

Seabed 2030: Mapping the World - Piece by Piece

In recognition of World Oceans Day 2020, this new video was released by The Nippon Foundation - GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project showcases some of the reasons mapping the global ocean is important.

Latest News

In-depth, our e-newsletter
Launch of "In-depth" our e-newsletter

We've recently released a bi-monthly e-newsletter. Sign up to our mailing list to receive a copy of In-depth and other updates about the project.

Release of version 4 of the IBCAO
New depth map for the Arctic Ocean region

Version 4 of the International Bathymetric Chart of the Arctic Ocean (IBCAO) has been released. Find out more.

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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
Jamie McMichael-Phillips, Director of the Seabed 2030 Project
Jamie McMichael-Phillips

Director of the Seabed 2030 Project

Contact Details
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, USA
Vicki Ferrini

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

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

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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Mitsuyuki Unno, Executive Director, The Nippon Foundation
Mitsuyuki Unno

Executive Director, The Nippon Foundation

Mao Hasebe, Project Coordinator, The Nippon Foundation
Mao Hasebe

Project Coordinator, The Nippon Foundation

Jennifer Cheveaux, Seabed 2030 Project Administrator
Jennifer Cheveaux

Seabed 2030 Project Administrator

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

Director, Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Training Programme
UNH, USA

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