On October 22 2019, The Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project hosted From Vision to Action, a special symposium at the Royal Society, London, UK. This prestigious event marked the progress of The Seabed 2030 Project since its launch in 2017, aiming to plot a course for mapping the entirety of the world’s ocean floor by the year 2030.
From Vision to Action brought together ocean scientists, maritime experts, and representatives from international organisations and industry partners, to consider the challenges of seafloor mapping and the benefits to the world of a complete, high-resolution map. It was an opportunity to share ideas, hear from the people leading mapping efforts around the globe, and learn about the collaborative networks underpinning Seabed 2030.
View the press release here.
|Opening Remarks||Mr Yohei Sasakawa, Chairman of The Nippon Foundation, Japan.||(204 KB)|
|Seabed 2030: Progress and Achievements||Dr Vicki Ferrini, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO), Columbia University, USA.
Dr Boris Dorschel, Alfred-Wegener Institute, Bremerhaven, Germany.
|Keynote Speech: The Future of Seabed 2030||Rear Admiral Shepard M. Smith, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, USA.||(3.7 MB)|
|Expanding the Frontiers of Ocean Mapping||Professor Martin Jakobsson, Stockholm University, Sweden.||(6.9 MB)|
|Engagement in Seabed 2030 by Nippon Foundation/GEBCO Alumni||Ms Aileen Bohan, INFOMAR, Geological Survey of Ireland and GEBCO-NF Alumni Team member.||(3.8 MB)|
|Accelerating Seabed 2030 Progress Through Technological Innovation||Professor Larry Mayer, Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping, University of New Hampshire, USA.||(6.9 MB)|
|A tribute to Sir Anthony Laughton FRS 1927-2019||Dr Robin Falconer, GEBCO Consultant, Ex-GEBCO Guiding Committee Chair.||(1.2 MB)|
|Seabed 2030 and the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development||Dr Vladimir Ryabinin, Executive Secretary, Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO||(1.5 MB)|