The Nigerian Navy has entered a partnership with Seabed 2030, a global initiative to map the entire ocean floor by 2030.
The partnership will see the Nigerian Navy contribute its expertise and resources to the project, which aims to create the most comprehensive dataset of the world's seabed ever assembled.
According to a press statement on the website of the project, The Nigerian Navy as one of the largest navies on the African continent, has a wealth of experience in oceanographic research and survey operations and their participation in Seabed 2030 will be a major boost to the project, and it will help to accelerate the pace of ocean mapping.
Seabed 2030 is a collaborative project between The Nippon Foundation and GEBCO. The project is a formally endorsed Decade Action of the UN Ocean Decade. GEBCO is a joint programme of the International Hydrographic Organization or IHO and the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission or IOC.
The partnership between the Nigerian Navy and Seabed 2030 is a significant milestone for the project. It is the first collaboration of its kind in Africa, and it demonstrates the growing international support for Seabed 2030's ambitious goal.
The partnership will help to advance understanding of the ocean floor and pave the way for a more sustainable future. The data collected by the Nigerian Navy will be used to create the most comprehensive dataset of the world's seabed ever assembled. This data will be used to improve our understanding of the ocean, and it will help to protect marine ecosystems and resources.
The partnership between the Nigerian Navy and Seabed 2030 is a positive development for the ocean and for the world. It is a sign of the growing international commitment to mapping the ocean floor and protecting our marine environment.