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The Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project

100% of the ocean floor mapped by 2030

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.

Seabed 2030 welcomes new Project Director Jamie McMichael-Phillips.

Seabed2030 Spotlight

Seabed 2030 welcomes new Project Director - Jamie McMichael-Phillips

Seabed 2030 welcomes Jamie McMichael-Phillips as new Project Director, experienced UK hydrographer and former naval officer.

Latest News

SOI Director of Operations Eric King and Seabed 2030 former Acting Director Graham Allen sign the MOU at the Royal Society in London. Credit: John Cobb / Seabed 2030.
Schmidt Ocean Institute Maps One Million Square Kilometers of Seafloor and Joins Monumental Mapping Initiative

Schmidt Ocean Institute has mapped more than one million square kilometers of the seafloor abd made a commitment to The Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project to help create a global map of the ocean floor.

Left: Dr Helen Snaith, Head of Seabed 2030 Global Center, British Oceanographic Data Centre, National Oceanography Centre, UK. Center: Evert Flier, International Coordinator, Norwegian Hydrographic Service and GEBCO Guiding Committee member. Right: Rob Adams, SVP New Ventures in PGS.
PGS Supports Crowdsourced Bathymetry Initiative

From 2020, all vessels in the PGS fleet will share bathymetry information collected using echo sounders with The Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project. The project aims to map the entire ocean floor by the year 2030..

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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

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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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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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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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