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Resources from the Nippon Foundation - GEBCO Seabed2030 Project

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Press releases

Press releases about Seabed 2030

Date Title
29th November 2018 First Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project regional mapping meeting for the Atlantic and Indian Oceans
5th November 2018 First Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project regional mapping meeting for Arctic, Antarctic & North Pacific held in Stockholm
13th September 2018 An update on the GEBCO-Nippon Foundation Alumni Team's entry in the Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE final.
5th September 2018 A statement from the Chairman of the GEBCO Guiding Committee, Vice Admiral (ret) Shin Tani
21st June 2018 Ocean Infinity donates 120,000 square kilometres of data from search for missing Malaysian airliner to The Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project Adobe PDF version of the Ocean Infinity donates 120,000 square kilometres of data from search for missing Malaysian airliner to The Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project press release (350 KB)
21st June 2018 Ocean Infinity donates 120,000 square kilometres of data from search for missing Malaysian airliner to The Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project Adobe PDF version of the Ocean Infinity donates 120,000 square kilometres of data from search for missing Malaysian airliner to The Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project press release (350 KB)
7th March 2018 GEBCO-Nippon Foundation Alumni Team qualify for final round of Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE Adobe PDF version of the GEBCO-Nippon Foundation Alumni Team qualify for final round of Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE press release (470 KB)
1st March 2018 Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project teams up with Fugro to kick-start crowdsourced data contributions Adobe PDF version of the Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project teams up with Fugro to kick-start crowdsourced data contributions press release (630 KB)
21st February 2018 Operational launch of the Seabed 2030 Project Adobe PDF version of the operational launch of the Seabed 2030 Project press release (1 MB)

Brochures, documents and publications

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February 2018 Concept paper on Seabed 2030 Access a paper detailing the background to and need for Seabed 2030.

Mayer, L.; Jakobsson, M.; Allen, G.; Dorschel, B.; Falconer, R.; Ferrini, V.; Lamarche, G.; Snaith, H.; Weatherall, P. The Nippon Foundation—GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project: The Quest to See the World’s Oceans Completely Mapped by 2030. Geosciences 2018, 8, 63.

September 2017 Seabed 2030 brochure Adobe PDF version of the Nippon Foundation GEBCO Seabed 2030 brochure (7.6 MB)
June 2017 Seabed 2030 Road Map Adobe PDF of the Seabed 2030 Road Map (9 MB)

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Published June, 2018

On World Hydrography Day, The Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project launched a short film, restating its 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.

Published on Nov 23, 2017

An introduction to The GEBCO-NF Alumni Team concept, entered into the $7 million dollar Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE.

Published on Jan 25, 2016

The Forum for Future Ocean Floor Mapping, held in June 2016, brought together over 150 senior representatives, scientists and scholars from major ocean-related and international organizations to discuss the importance of understanding the shape of the ocean floor.

Published on Mar 3, 2016

GEBCO is an international community of seafloor mapping experts who work toward the common goal of building a global map of the seafloor. Learn more about the GEBCO community.

Published on Jun 29, 2016

Information on the Forum for Future Ocean Floor Mapping, held in June 2017

Published on Jan 14, 2016

Nippon Foundation GEBCO Training Program Overview

Seabed 2030 in the news

Date Title Publication
18th September 2018 The ocean floor is Earth’s final frontier – meet the experts learning its secrets i news, UK
13th September 2018 Robots ahoy! Mapping Earth's surface BBC web site (Science & Environment section)
21st June 2018 Ocean Infinity Donates 120,000 Square Kilometres of Data to Seabed 2030 Project Hydro International magazine
21st June 2018 NZ scientists launch their part in bold project to map seafloor GNS New Zealand web site
21st June 2018 On World Hydrography Day, Seabed 2030 launches a short video about the project Seabed 2030 web site
6th April 2018 Mission Deep Sea: Why map Mars before the ocean? Newsweek
5th April 2018 The quest to map the mysteries of the ocean floor BBC Future web site
21st March 2018 Mapping our planet, one ocean at a time NCEI web site
6th March 2018 Seabed 2030: A Call to Action Hydro International