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The Difference One Year Makes

In June 2016, the IHO/IOC GEBCO Guiding Committee and the Nippon Foundation hosted F-FOFM, the Forum for Future Ocean Floor Mapping in Monaco. Over three days, some 170 ocean mapping stakeholders were encouraged to collaborate and complete the mapping of the world’s oceans below the traditional limits of hydrographic surveys (~150m). FOFM, featured in Newsweek and Economist articles, energised the community by setting a 2030 date for completion of a 100m grid of the oceans. In the year sin... (read more)