Three new global initiatives for mapping the world’s entire ocean floor have been announced in London at a special conference organised by The Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project.
Seabed 2030 welcomes new Project Director - Jamie McMichael-Phillips
A chartered surveyor, hydrographer and mariner, Jamie has extensive experience in strategy and policy formulation, together with international engagement, negotiation, leadership and mentoring, gained during his Royal Navy career and in civilian life.
He has managed government-to-government relationships for exchange of geospatial data for navigational safety and for the benefit of the wider Blue Economy. He has also led on outreach and capacity building of fledgling organisations in marine data collection, assessment and cartography. For over 9 years, Jamie chaired the International Hydrographic Organisation’s Worldwide ENC Database Working Group, responsible for monitoring the global footprint of electronic charts needed for safe navigation by commercial shipping.
We are pleased to welcome him aboard!