120 Years of GEBCO

The General Bathymetric Chart of the Oceans (GEBCO) was initiated by Prince Albert I of Monaco in 1903, making this year the organization’s 120th anniversary. GEBCO is working to freely provide the world with the most comprehensive and accurate seafloor maps. They have a series of publicly available bathymetric data sets and seafloor products.

GEBCO is a founding member of the GEBCO-Nippon Foundation Seabed 2030 initiative, which is working to map the entire seafloor in complete detail by 2030. Schmidt Ocean Institute is a proud partner of the Seabed 2030 initiative and sends all collected bathymetric data to GEBCO to contribute to the earth’s complete seafloor map.

Andrea Giulia Varzi, PhD candidate at the University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy, checks the path of Falkor (too) while performing a multi-beam operation on top of the newly discovered deep ocean reef “Cacho de Coral” in the Galapagos National Reserve during a September 2023 expedition.


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