Promote Seabed 2030 and Ocean Mapping

Promote Seabed 2030 and Ocean Mapping

Promote Seabed 2030 and Ocean Mapping 800 266 Ocean Decade

Lead institution:

U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) – United States of America (USA)

The Decade Programme ‘Promote Seabed 2030 and Ocean Mapping’ contributes to the development of a comprehensive digital representation of the ocean.

Only 20 percent of the world’s ocean is mapped to modern standards, and many parts of the ocean are not surveyed comprehensively with modern multibeam sonar. A full map of the ocean is a crucial starting point for the desired outcomes of the Decade, and failure to produce an adequate map prevents us from globally achieving the “ocean we want.’’

Start Date: 15/1/2021
End Date: 15/1/2030

Lead Contact: Trisha Bergmann (

challenges: 4- Sustainable Ocean Economy, 6- Coastal Resilience, 7- Ocean Observations, 8- Digital Representation of the Ocean, 9- Capacity Development
ocean_basins: Arctic Ocean, Indian Ocean, North Atlantic Ocean, North Pacific Ocean, South Atlantic Ocean, South Pacific Ocean, Southern Ocean
type_of_action: Contribution


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