Integrated Ocean and Coastal Mapping


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Papers and Presentations

Starting in 2017, members of the Seabed 2030 project have been publishing about this international effort. These publications can be found at https://seabed2030.gebco.net/resources_for_journalists/.

Following from the release of the Seabed 2030 roadmap, the U.S. has been similarly analyzing bathymetry and publishing its findings. Below are a list of references for more information about the U.S. findings:

Smith, Shepard M., 2018. Seabed 2030: A Call to Action. Hydro International, Vol. 22, No. 1. Geomares Publishing, pp. 22-23. Published March 3, 2018. Retrieved from https://www.hydro-international.com/content/article/seabed-2030-a-call-to-action

Delgado, Marc, 2021. All Hands on Deck. xyHt Magazine Digital Edition, February 2021. Retrieved from https://www.xyht.com/cartography-2/all-hands-on-deck/

October 2017 analysis

Westington, M., Varner, J., Johnson, P., Sutherland, M., Armstrong, A., & Jencks, J. (2018). “Assessing Sounding Density for a Seabed 2030 Initiative,” in Proc. Canadian Hydrographic Conference, Victoria, British Columbia, March 2018, 20 pp. Retrieved from https://www.eiseverywhere.com/ehome/chc-nsc2018/711593/.

Westington, M. and J. Varner. (2018). “Chapter 16.2 - Assessing Gaps via Bathymetric Sounding Density,” The IHO-IOC GEBCO Cook Book, International Hydrographic Organization, Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, IHO Publication B - 11, Monaco, Sep. 2018, 416 pp - IOC Manuals and Guides 63, France, Sep. 2018, 429 pp. Retrieved from https://www.gebco.net/data and products/gebco cook book/.

October 2018 analysis

Westington, M., Varner, J., Johnson, P., Sutherland, M., Armstrong, A., & Jencks, J. (2018). “An Analysis of Bathymetric Sounding Density to Inform Ocean Mapping Strategies,” in Proc. American Geophysical Union Ocean Sciences Meeting, Washington, DC, December 2018, Retrieved from https://agu.confex.com/agu/fm18/mediafile/Handout/Paper449046/Bathymetric Sounding Density Analysis WestingtonEtAl Dec2018.pdf.

Westington, M., Varner, J., Johnson, P., Sutherland, M., Armstrong, A., & Jencks, J. (2019). Assessing Gaps via Bathymetric Sounding Density. The International Hydrographic Review, 20. Retrieved from https://journals.lib.unb.ca/index.php/ihr/article/view/28876.

Westington, M., Varner, J., Sutherland, M., Armstrong, A., & Jencks, J. (2019). “A Bathymetric Sounding Density Analysis to Inform Ocean Mapping Strategies,” in Proc. Coastal GeoTools 2019 Conference, Myrtle Beach, SC, February 2019. Retrieved from https://coastalgeotools.org/wp-content/uploads/Westington.pdf.

Westington, M., Miller, J., Batts, A., Armstrong, A. (2019). “Creating a Seafloor Mapping Plan to Fill U.S. Gaps by 2030.” in Proc. MTS/IEEE Oceans 2019 Conference, Seattle, WA, October 2019. Retrieved from https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/abstract/document/8962563.

January 2020 analysis

Varner, J., Westington, M., Malik, M., Medley, R., Jencks, J., Lobecker, E. (2020) “Identifying Gaps in Bathymetric Coverage in U.S. Deep Waters” forthcoming in Proc. American Geophysical Union Ocean Sciences Meeting, Washington, DC, February 2020 Retrieved from https://agu.confex.com/agu/osm20/mediafile/Handout/Paper655325/AGU_Oceans_Poster_2020_jvarner_final2.pdf.

Westington, M., Varner, J., M., Armstrong, A., Jencks, J. (2020). New Progress Report on Unmapped U.S. Waters. The International Hydrographic Review, 24. Retrieved from https://iho.int/uploads/user/pubs/ihreview_P1/IHR_November2020.pdf.