Seabed 2030

Seabed 2030

The Ocean Mapping Group at UNB is proud to be a collaborating partner on the Seabed 2030 project. The goal of this ambitious project is to facilitate mapping of the entire ocean floor by the year 2030. The project brings togeather collaborators from all over the world from various institutions. More information on the objectives of the initiative can be found on the project website.

Seabed 2030 is a collaborative project between GEBCO and the Nippon Foundation. the aim of the project is to facilitate the complete mapping of the ocean floor by the year 2030.

The Nippon Foundation is planning to contribute US$ 18.5 million for the first ten years of the project. The aspiration is for Seabed 2030 to compile all available and newly collected bathymetric data into a high quality, high resolution digital model of the ocean floor and to promote international efforts to collect new data.

The work will be done through the establishment of four Regional Data Assembly and Coordination Centres (RDACCs) and a Global Data Assembly and Coordination Centre (GDACC) based at the British Oceanographic Data Centre, National Oceanography Centre, United Kingdom. The RDACCs will be based at: the Alfred Wegener Institute, Germany, covering the Southern Ocean; the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, Wellington, New Zealand, covering the South and West Pacific Ocean; the Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University, USA, covering the Atlantic and Indian Oceans; and Stockholm University, Sweden, for the North Pacific and Arctic Ocean.

Source: GEBCO