David Millar to Serve On IHO-IOC GEBCO Guiding Committee - 30/07/2018
David Millar, Fugro’s government accounts director for the Americas region, has been appointed by the International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) to serve on the Guiding Committee of the General Bathymetric Chart of the Oceans (GEBCO) Project.
The 14 member Guiding Committee is responsible for overseeing the work of GEBCO’s sub-committees and ad hoc working groups. Mr Millar’s appointment marks the first time a non-government industry stakeholder has served as a member in any capacity.
GEBCO is a non-profit organisation operating under the joint auspices of the IHO and the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of the United Nations Educations, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). It aims to provide the most authoritative portrayal of global ocean depths and the undersea feature names.
A hydrographic survey and ocean mapping professional with 30 years experience, Mr Millar previously served as Fugro’s regional hydrography service line manager before taking on the role of government accounts director. Since 2017, he has also led Fugro’s involvement in the Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 project, serving as a member of the group’s Establishment Team and coordinating Fugro’s contribution to global ocean mapping activities.Last updated: 17/12/2018