Seabed 2030 Vessels - June 2024

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Multiple Vessels
Multiple Locations
June 2024

Purpose of Research

In 2017, The Nippon Foundation and GEBCO founded the Seabed 2030 Project to coordinate and oversee the sourcing and compilation of bathymetric data through its five data centers into the freely-available GEBCO Grid to produce a definitive map of the world ocean floor.

Program Overview

The International SeaKeepers Society is a Trusted Node for the International Hydrographic Organization in the Seabed 2030 Project to crowdsource data collection using data loggers attached to privately owned vessels that can traverse areas of the ocean that have not been mapped in this way. These simple data recording devices connect directly to a vessel's navigational instruments to record route and depth on any given voyage. This month we welcomed several vessels in many ocean basins including vessels Millie and Yeva. In addition, we saw the Citizens of the Sea Vessels off on their grand voyage through the South Pacific, many of them equipped with Seabed2030 loggers including vessels Tintin, Love Machine, Whiskey Romeo Hotel, Aldabra, KISU, Fallado, Love Machine, and Unbelievable.

Duration of Project

Ongoing since June 2024

Application

Only 25% of the ocean floor has been mapped to date. Mapping the seafloor can help us learn what resources are available on our planet and identify changes in currents that can indicate climate change. By understanding the shape of our ocean floor, we gain knowledge of geophysical drivers of ocean behavior.

Locations

Oregon, Australia, Norway.

Partner Sites

Seabed 2030

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