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GEBCO Nippon Foundation Alumni Team update - September 2018
The GEBCO-NF Alumni team concept sets sail from Horten, Norway, on the first of three 24-hour sea-trials. The team observed the successful round of tests from a guard vessel, seen here behind USV-Maxlimer.

The GEBCO-Nippon Foundation Alumni Team has confirmed the successful completion of its first 24-hour sea-trials, in preparation for the final round of the Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE. [more]

Training Programme in the news
The Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Traing Programme in the news

Year 14 students of the Nippon Foundation – GEBCO Training Programme at the University of New Hampshire recently took part in a news story on the Chronicle news programme of WCVB-TV Channel 5, Boston, USA – highlighting the need to better map our global ocean floor. [more]

Film launched on World Hydrography Day - June 2018
The Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project is pleased to launch this short film

On World Hydrography Day, The Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project is pleased to launch this short film, restating our commitment to mapping the entirety of the World’s ocean floor by 2030 and setting out how you can contribute to the Project’s success. [more]

Crowdsourcing on World Oceans Day - June 2018
Color-coded bathymetry showing sunken vessel on the seabed. Image curtesy of Fugro

The Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project is aiming to map the global ocean floor by 2030. To do this we need a lot of data. To help with this task we are encouraging the global community to join in. Watch a short video explaining the need to better understand the shape of the seafloor and how to get involved. [more]

The Circum-Pacific Council endorses Seabed 2030 - May 2018
CPC directors meeting:left to right: Kim Picard, Geoscience Australia; Ed Saade, Fugro; Satinder Bindra, Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project Director; Geoffroy Lamarche, Seabed 2030 South and West Pacific Regional Center Head and Gary Greene, Circum-Pacific Council

The Directors of the Circum-Pacific Council (CPC), an international NGO whose membership is comprised of senior scientists, engineers, and oceanographers from governments, industry, and academia, have unanimously voted to endorse the Nippon-GEBCO Seabed 2030 project. [more]

GEBCO-Nippon Foundation Alumni Team qualify for final round of Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE - March 2018
Nippon Foundation and GEBCO-NF Alumni Team logos

The GEBCO-Nippon Foundation Alumni Team has progressed to the final round of the Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE, a global competition challenging teams to advance deep-sea technologies for ocean floor exploration. [more]

Seabed 2030 teams up with Fugro to kick-start crowd sourced data contributions - February 2018
David Millar, Fugro Government Accounts Director, Americas, speaking on the importance of sharing data to create a culture of international cooperation

The Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project is teaming up with Fugro, one of the world’s leading private sector offshore survey companies, to help map the entire ocean floor by 2030.

One of the main ways in which Fugro is participating in the project is through the contribution of high resolution crowdsourced bathymetry datasets collected while its survey vessels transit between projects. [more]

Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project operational launch - February 2018
Chairman of The Nippon Foundation, Mr. Yohei Sasakawas

At a press conference, held on 20 February in Tokyo, the Chairman of The Nippon Foundation, Mr. Yohei Sasakawa, has announced that The Nippon Foundation – GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project is now operational. Also at the press conference, the first Director of the Seabed 2030 Project was announced. [more]

Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project concept paper released - February 2018
Imagery from the concept paper on Seabed 2030

Access a paper, published in the Journal 'Geosciences', detailing the background to and need for Seabed 2030. [more]

Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project kick off meeting - October 2017
Attendees at the Seabed 2030 Project kick off meeting

In October 2017, members of the Seabed 2030 Project Team and invited experts met at the UK National Oceanography Centre, Southampton - to plan the first stages of this ambitious project. [more]

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