Forum for Future Ocean Floor Mapping
The Forum for Future Ocean Floor Mapping is organized by the Nippon Foundation and the General Bathymetric Chart of Oceans (GEBCO) Guiding Committee, in cooperation with UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission and the International Hydrographic Organization.
It will bring together scientists, ocean mappers, academia, as well as governmental and non-governmental organizations to begin charting a new direction for the future of ocean floor management.
H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco and Yohei Sasakawa, CEO of the Nippon Foundation, are expected to open the forum on 15 June.
The rest of the day will then be dedicated to national representatives and senior executives of major ocean-related organizations describing critical ocean issues and their outlooks on the future. The two following days will consist of invited expert speakers from the ocean community and exchanges between participants on critical ocean issues, via presentations and breakout groups, to formulate a plan for the implementation of the views described during the first day’s sessions.