Our contribution

Providing Data

The bathymetric data taken by JAMSTEC have been open to public through JAMSTEC data site “DARWIN”. JAMSTEC will further provide the data that are not on DARWIN.

DARWIN:Data and Sample Research System for Whole Cruise Information in JAMSTEC

Mapping the Gap

Mapping the areas with no data or data insufficient to The Nippon Foundation – GEBCO Seabed 2030 will be performed by JAMSTEC research vessels (upper). ASV- Deep Sea AUVs formation system and deep sea terminal technology that have been successfully developed for Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE will be used (lower).

Refining Sea floor topographic data
(Mathematical Seafloor Geomorphology)

Higher resolution/accuracy sea floor bathymetric maps than those made from original data will be created by super resolution using machine learning method.


JAMSTEC / Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology
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