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We invited participants to attend the Second Seabed 2030 Arctic-Antarctic and North Pacific Mapping Meeting at the University of New Hampshire. The meeting was held November 9-10 2019. The meeting goals were to:
The meeting immediately followed the annual meetings of the General Bathymetric Chart of the Oceans (GEBCO), 4-8 November 2019, hosted by the University of New Hampshire. This provided the opportunity for the Arctic-Antarctic-North Pacific mapping community to also participate in the GEBCO meeting. Particularly relevant were the two first days of the GEBCO meeting, which were focused on regional and technical aspects of ocean mapping, and the third day consisting of the “Map the Gaps” event dedicated to general presentations on ocean mapping from participants and invited speakers. The final two days were the GEBCO Guiding Committee’s Annual Meeting.
Seabed 2030 started in 2018 as a collaborative project between GEBCO and the Nippon Foundation with the aim of facilitating the complete mapping of the ocean floor by the year 2030. The project builds on the concept of regional mapping projects such as the International Bathymetric Chart of the Arctic Ocean (IBCAO) and the International Bathymetric Chart of the Southern Ocean (IBCSO).
Within Seabed 2030, four Regional Centers have been established with the task of identifying existing data from their assigned regions and compiling these into regional gridded bathymetric compilations. The Rregional Centers will also work for improved coordination between mapping expeditions in their regions and the development of protocols for data collection and common software and other tools needed to assemble and attribute appropriate metadata as they assimilate regional grids using standardised techniques.
The North Pacific and Arctic Ocean regions fall under a Regional Center established as a single shared center between Stockholm University and the University of New Hampshire. The Southern Ocean Regional Center within Seabed 2030 is the responsibility of the Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI).
These two Rrginal Centers will continue to support the work that has been carried out by IBCAO and IBCSO.
Introduction: Status on IBCAO, IBCSO, and the North Pacific
Presentations from participants:
We invite all to contribute with presentations on the topics above. At the registration link there will be a submission form for proposed presentations. Both oral presentations and posters will be welcomed. We envision short (10-15 min, depending on how many) presentations. We encourage all to be very specific on points such as: data distribution, quality, potential data restrictions, data status.
This day will be focused on developing an action plan. The work will be organized around break-out groups given the following tasks:
Summary and conclusions