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INVITATION - Press Conference on GEBCO SEABED 2030 PROJECT (Tokyo, Feb. 20, 2018)

02-14-2018 10:20 AM CET | Science & Education

Press release from: Future Earth Inc. (PR Agent)

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Notice is hereby given that the Nippon Foundation will be giving a press conference, which you are cordially invited to, regarding the “GEBCO SEABED 2030 PROJECT” per the details stated below.

Theme: ”The Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project”
Date: February 20th (Tuesday), 2018
Time: 14:30 ~ 15:30
Place: The Nippon Foundation head office
Address: 1-2-2 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Schedule: (1) Speech by the Chairman of the Nippon Foundation, Mr. Yohei Sasakawa
(2) Introduction of the program with video
(3) Other speeches (TBA)
(4) Q&A Session

At this press conference The Nippon Foundation (“NF”) will be giving an update on the GEBCO SEABED 2030 PROJECT, including its recent developments, accomplishments, and its roadmap after the announcement of its launch at the United Nations Ocean Conference in June 2017. This will be the first press conference on this topic to be held in Japan.

About the Project
The General Bathymetric Chart of the Oceans (GEBCO) and the Nippon Foundation, through their sponsorship of “Seabed 2030” aims to expand understanding of the ocean floor by mapping and compiling a high-resolution open-source Digital Bathymetric Model of the world’s seabed at an unheard of 100 meter resolution or better. Some of the benefits arising from this project would include or enable the following:

Enhanced prediction of ocean currents, and its effect on the climate and climate change;
- Enabling the safer navigation of submarines and ships;
- Provide us with a better picture of our natural resources;
- Promotes public awareness of the oceans, the seabed, its currents, its effect on the climate, etc. especially through use of the information in education; etc.

Within Feb. 19, 2018 (Pre-registration is required for attending this press conference.)
Please inform the following person of your intention to attend via email.

Mr. Mitsuru Nishiuwatoko
Mr. Edouard Tripkovic Katayama

The Nippon Foundation was established in 1962 as a non-profit philanthropic organization, active in Japan and around the world. Initially our efforts focused largely on the maritime and shipping fields, but since then the range of our activities has expanded to education, social welfare, public health, and other fields?carried out in more than 100 countries to date. Together with our more than 20 partner organizations in Japan and worldwide we are funding and assisting community-led efforts aimed at realizing a more peaceful and prosperous global society.

The Nippon Foundation
1-2-2 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-8404 Japan

The Nereus Program
Aquatic Ecosystem Research Laboratory, The University of British Columbia
2202 Main Mall, Vancouver, BC, Canada, V6T 1Z4

Future Earth Inc. (PR Agent)
Mitsuru Nishiuwatoko
602-19 Tsu, Kamakura-shi, Kanagawa Prefecture 248-0032 Japan
Mobile (+81) 070-1354-0625

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