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First Seabed 2030 - Atlantic and Indian Ocean Mapping Meeting

The first Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project regional mapping meeting for the Atlantic and Indian Ocean areas took place 30th October - 1st November 2018 at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University. The meeting in Palisades, NY, was chaired by Dr Vicki Ferrini, who leads the Seabed 2030 Atlantic and Indian Ocean Regional Data Center.

The meeting brought together participants from 18 organizations representing industry, academia and government, with 30 in person participants and a further six attending remotely. The meeting heard presentations about Seabed 2030 and its mission, US Federal perspectives on the Project, and an overview of GEBCO and its capacity-building efforts through The Nippon Foundation-GEBCO postgraduate training Programme.

“The meeting was a great success and was an important first step in growing and mobilizing the community of stakeholders within the Atlantic/Indian Region through the exchange of knowledge and ideas”, said Dr Vicki Ferrini. “The excitement and enthusiasm about the Seabed 2030 Project is truly inspiring and underscores that the global call to action is resonating loudly across the maritime sector. We are beginning to transition from a mode of networking and cooperation to true global coordination and collaboration, which is critical if we are to meet our common goals”.

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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.

Find out more about the project and how to get involved.

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