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Seabed 2030 Project

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Seabed 2030 Centers

Seabed 2030 consists of four Regional Centers and a Global Center.

The Regional Centers are responsible for championing mapping activities; assembling and compiling bathymetric information and collaborating with existing mapping initiatives within their regions. The Global Center is responsible for producing and delivering global GEBCO products.

Atlantic and Indian Ocean Regional Center hosted at LDEO Arctic and North Pacific Regional Center Atlantic and Indian Ocean Regional Center South and West Pacific Ocean Regional Center South and West Pacific Regional Center Southern Ocean Regional Center hosted at AWI Global Data Center hosted at BODC Southern Ocean Regional Center Arctic and North Pacific REgional Center Arctic and North Pacific Regional Center at CCOM and Stockholm University South and West Pacific Regional Center hosted at NIWA Arctic and North Pacific Regional Center hosted at CCOM and Stockholm University

Centers

  • Southern Ocean - hosted at the Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI), Germany
  • South and West Pacific Ocean - hosted at the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA), New Zealand
  • Atlantic and Indian Oceans - hosted at the Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO), Columbia University, USA,
  • Arctic and North Pacific Oceans - hosted at Stockholm University (SU), Sweden and the Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping at the University of New Hampshire (UNH), USA
  • Global Data Center - hosted at the British Oceanographic Data Centre (BODC), National Oceanography Centre (NOC), UK.

The IHO Data Center for Digital Bathymetry and other national data repositories will serve as long-term archives and, where possible, distributors of source bathymetry data sets. Seabed 2030 encourages the submission of source data to these stores. Contact the center leads at the above links for further information on how to contribute data and get involved.

In order to achieve their goals of full seafloor coverage, the Regional Centers will collaborate with existing regional mapping initiatives.

Upcoming regional mapping meetings:

Inaugural Seabed 2030 South and West Pacific Mapping Meeting

The meeting will be held from 4 to 6 March 2019, Wellington, New Zealand.

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Previous regional mapping meetings:

First Seabed 2030 Atlantic and Indian Ocean Mapping Meeting

The meeting was held 30th October to 1st November 2018 at the Seabed 2030 Atlantic and Indian Ocean Regional Center located at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University, Palisades, USA.

First Seabed 2030 Arctic, Antarctic & North Pacific Mapping Meeting

The meeting was held 8 to 10 October 2018 at the Department of Geological Sciences at Stockholm University - with the aim to bring together the communities who work to map the seafloor in these regions.

Find out more and access presentations from the meeting.

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