“Tharp Helped Keep Me Going”
seafloor

“Tharp Helped Keep Me Going”

“It wasn’t always easy being a black woman in my early days as an oceanographer,” says Dawn Wright, chief scientist at a worldwide operating company specialized in mapping and spatial analytics ...

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Seabed 2030 Needs Your Data
mapping

Seabed 2030 Needs Your Data

On 20 February this year, the Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 project became operational. Its task: to finish mapping the 84% of our oceans still unmapped. Simultaneously an 18-page concept paper�...

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From Products to Data Services

From Products to Data Services

When looking at the classic work of Hydrographic Offices (HOs), the most prominent outputs had been navigational charts – either printed or as ENCs – and other products for navigators, like public...

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The Difference One Year Makes
mapping

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...

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Sea Vision
Satellite

Sea Vision

For most of my naval career, senior colleagues bemoaned the curse of sea blindness, a perception that increased in volume around the time of government reviews of defence and the inevitable scrutiny o...

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What’s in A Name?
Vessel

What’s in A Name?

Research vessels are a huge investment. They are developed to meet current standards and even move the bar as they are also a national showcase of science and technology. The United Kingdom has been d...

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