UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

06/30/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 06/30/2020 03:23

Nearly a fifth of world's ocean floor now mapped

On the occasion of World Hydrography Day, The Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project, which aims to facilitate the complete mapping of the global ocean floor by 2030, has announced the inclusion of 14.5 million square kilometres of new bathymetric data in the latest GEBCO Grid. Nearly a fifth of the world's entire ocean floor has now been mapped, with the new data equating to an area twice the size of Australia.