A new partnership has been announced to produce the definitive map of the ocean floor by 2030.
The UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO), Teledyne CARIS, and the Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project hope to complete the map by 2030.
The partnership brings three leading players in their fields together. Teledyne CARIS is a pioneer of marine mapping software, while the UK Hydrographic Office is a world-leading authority on marine geospatial data.
Seabed 2030 Project Director Jamie McMichael-Phillips commented on the new announcement:
“Seabed 2030 is delighted to announce this new partnership with UKHO and Teledyne CARIS on the occasion of World Hydrography Day. As we enter the newly launched UN Decade, but also final decade of Seabed 2030, we remain humbly aware of what we have yet to achieve – just under 80 per cent of the world’s seabed still to be mapped.”
And according to Peter Sparkes, the chief executive at the UK Hydrographic Office:
“We are extremely excited to enter this new partnership with Teledyne CARIS and The Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project.”