First Seabed 2030 - Arctic, Antarctic and North Pacific Mapping Meeting
Members of the seafloor mapping communities for the Arctic, Antarctic and North Pacific regions recently met at the Department of Geological Sciences, Stockholm University.
The meeting was arranged by the Seabed 2030 Regional Centers for these areas with the aim to:
- Establish a Regional Mapping Board for each of the regions: Arctic Ocean, North Pacific Ocean and Southern Ocean consisting of representatives from relevant countries and organizations
- Identify new bathymetric data sources
- Coordinate upcoming mapping expeditions
The meeting was attended by representatives from the academic/scientific community and from industry. A number of presentations were given about recent bathymetric expeditions in these regions and data collected and technologies for sharing and visualising bathymetric data.
About Seabed 2030
Seabed 2030 is a collaborative project between the Nippon Foundation 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.