Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030
Project Director

The Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project aims to facilitate the complete mapping of the ocean floor by the year 2030. This initiative is driven by the motivation to empower the world to make policy decisions, sustainably use the ocean and undertake scientific research based on detailed bathymetric information of the Earth's seabed. The Seabed 2030 Project was announced at the United Nations Ocean Conference in New York on 6 June 2017 as a collaborative project between the General Bathymetric Chart of the Oceans (GEBCO) and the Nippon Foundation (NF).

Seabed 2030 Project Director:

GEBCO and the NF are seeking an experienced professional to lead and represent all aspects of the Seabed 2030 Project. This is a rolling three year position with right of renewal if mutually agreed.

The Project Director will lead the Seabed 2030 Project team, coordinate activities across five project centers, develop and execute a funding model that includes securing resources from external organizations and capital markets to expand the project and advocate for governments and other organizations to finance and carry out new seafloor mapping initiatives to map known gaps in seafloor bathymetric coverage.

Successful applicants will have proven experience in managing complex international projects and be skilled at coordinating culturally diverse groups of people and organizations. The Project Director will serve as the external face of the project, networking and partnering with key international marine programmes, industry, NGOs, academic institutions and government agencies while overseeing the implementation of a comprehensive marketing and communications strategy. More information can be found at:

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GEBCO operates under the auspices of its two parent organizations, the International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) and the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO and is mandated to map the ocean floor of the entire world.

About The Nippon Foundation

The Nippon Foundation's main objective in the ocean and maritime sphere is to pass on the riches of the oceans to future generations by cultivating human resources and building networks to enable those people and organizations to work together.

published: 20 July 2017     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.