We are pleased to report that GeoAcoustics Ltd and The Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project, the initiative leading the global effort underway to map the world's ocean floor by 2030, have become partners.
Seabed 2030 is a collaborative project between The Nippon Foundation and the General Bathymetric Chart of the Oceans (GEBCO), which seeks to inspire the complete mapping of the world’s ocean by 2030, and to compile all the data into the freely available GEBCO Ocean Map. The Project is formally endorsed as a Decade Action of the UN Ocean Decade. GEBCO is a joint programme of the IHO and the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC), and is the only organisation with a mandate to map the entire ocean floor.
"Advancements in marine technology are essential if we are to achieve our goal of mapping the ocean floor entirely by the end of the decade," commented Seabed 2030 Project Director Jamie McMichael-Phillips. “It’s thanks to innovative technologies, such as those offered by GeoAcoustics, that we can make great strides in our collective understanding of the ocean.”
Richard Dowdeswell, Chief Commercial Officer of GeoAcoustics said: “The production of seabed maps is the cornerstone of everything that happens at sea, which is why we’re proud to partner with Seabed 2030 and have our products play a key role in realising the ambitious yet necessary mission to map 100 per cent of the ocean.”
All data collected and shared with the Seabed 2030 project is included in the free and publicly available GEBCO global grid.