General Bathymetric Chart of the Oceans (GEBCO)

A quarter of the ocean floor is now mapped

Imagery based on the GEBCO_2023 global bathymetric grid,
  • The amount of seafloor mapped has risen to 24.9%.
  • The global effort behind mapping the world’s entire ocean floor before the end of the decade is being spearheaded by Seabed 2030.

NOC data scientist Pauline Weatherall recognised in New Year’s Honours

The National Oceanography Centre congratulates Pauline Weatherall who works at NOC in Liverpool on the award of an MBE for services to bathymetry (sea bed mapping) in the 2023 New Year’s Honours List.

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.