Seabed 2030 Sponsors Meeting
The three sponsoring organizations of the Seabed 2030 Project (the Nippon Foundation, International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) and the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC)) recently met at the IHO Secretariat offices in Monaco to discuss progress on the project and to plan the strategy for the coming year.
From left: Julian Barbiere (Head of Marine Policy & regional coordination, IOC - UNESCO), Vladimir Ryabinin (Executive Secretary of IOC - UNESCO), David Wyatt (Associate Director, IHO Secretariat), Mitsuyuki Unno (Executive Director, the Nippon Foundation), Graham Allen (Chief Information Officer, National Oceanography Centre, UK), Mathis Jonas (Secretary General, IHO Secretariat), Mustafa Iptes (Director, IHO Secretariat), Martin Jakobsson (Professor of Geological Sciences, Stockholm University), Mao Hasebe (Ocean & Maritime Program & Strategy Team, the Nippon Foundation).
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.