General Bathymetric Chart of the Oceans (GEBCO)

Amount of seafloor mapped rises to 23.4%

Global seafloor areas considered mapped in the GEBCO grid. Grey: mapped areas in the 2021 release. Red: additional coverage in the 2022 release. <em>Image: Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Global Center (GDACC) on behalf of Seabed 2030.</em>

The Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project, an international effort to chart the world’s entire ocean floor, has announced an increase in ocean data equating to the size of Europe.

Global project to map ocean floor by 2030 gets underway

The Nippon Foundation this week announced that the Nippon Foundation-GEBCO (General Bathymetric Chart of the Oceans) Seabed 2030 project is now under way.