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  • 22 May 2015
    Business & Finance

    Japan’s Nippon Foundation plans to set up a special endowment fund worth USD 100 million to support Swedish World Maritime University, the Foundation’s Chairman Yohei Sasakawa, said during the inauguration of new WMU premises. The Nippon Foundation, a Japanese philanthropic organization that promotes social innovation, said it is willing to establish the fund to support expansive and innovative […]

  • 5 September 2017
    Operations & Maintenance, Project & Tenders

    Scottish Enterprise and The Nippon Foundation signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) during Offshore Europe on Tuesday, which will see both organisations work together to invest in research and development projects around subsea technology challenges. The projects will address challenges identified by Japanese industry in consultation with Scotland, who will then collaborate with Scottish companies, […]

  • 3 June 2019
    Business & Finance

    The GEBCO-Nippon Foundation Alumni Team has won the Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE, to claim the top prize of $4 million for their entry concept. The award was presented to the team at a ceremony at the Musée Océanographique de Monaco, in the presence of leading international ocean experts, by Anousheh Ansari, CEO of XPRIZE. The […]

  • 1 September 2016

    A group of 15 Masters students from nine different universities in Japan are spending four weeks at Robert Gordon University (RGU) as part of the Nippon Foundation Marine Pioneers of the Future Scholarship Programme, studying modules led by RGU staff on marine engineering, oil and gas, and offshore renewables.

  • 14 June 2019
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development

    The data available to produce the definitive map of the world’s ocean floor has more than doubled, just two years after the launch of an international effort to produce a complete map by the year 2030. Following the efforts of The Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project, coverage of the world’s ocean floor has now increased […]

  • 17 February 2013
    Business & Finance

    The United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO) has once again successfully delivered another of its accredited marine cartography courses to seven international students. Students from the Hydrographic Organisations of Colombia, Greece, Malaysia, Burma, Vietnam, Mozambique and Japan undertook the intensive 15 week programme at the UKHO’s head office in Taunton. The course provided students with fundamental […]

  • 22 February 2018
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development

    The Nippon Foundation – GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project is now operational, chairman Yohei Sasakawa announced at a press conference. The project will realize Sasakawa’s vision of mapping the entire ocean floor by 2030. The Nippon Foundation has pledged US$2 million annually, and is calling for additional support from the global ocean community. Sasakawa noted, “The […]

  • 19 September 2019
    Business & Finance

    Members of the GEBCO-Nippon Foundation Alumni Team have met with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo on Wednesday, to explain the concept that won them the $4 million Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE for seafloor mapping and to talk about their shared vision to map the entire seafloor by 2030. The GEBCO-NF Alumni Team, made […]

  • 8 March 2018

    The Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 project, set to map the entirety of the global ocean floor by 2030, has started operations. Officially launched in 2017, the project draws on the experience of international organizations and mapping experts under the coordination of UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) and the International Hydrographic Organization (IHO). Having a comprehensive […]

  • 4 December 2017

    Industry body Subsea UK, in partnership with Scottish Enterprise (SE), has opened an R&D funding call for subsea innovation projects.

  • 22 June 2018
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development

    Ocean Infinity has donated 120,000 square kilometers of data from the search for missing Malaysian airliner to The Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project. Ocean Infinity’s data was collected by a fleet of eight autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs), enabling the surveying company to gather data much more quickly than traditional mapping missions during its recent Indian […]

  • 22 May 2019
    Project & Tenders, Research & Development

    The Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project and the World Ocean Council (WOC) have agreed a new partnership for sustainable stewardship of the ocean, in an effort to further collaboration towards mapping the entirety of the world’s ocean floor. Under the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), Seabed 2030 and the WOC will jointly engage with the ocean […]

  • 26 October 2018
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Ports & Logistics, Research & Development, Technology

    Norway’s Equinor and the Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy met with Nippon Foundation in Tokyo to discuss offshore wind collaboration, GCE NODE said.

  • 18 January 2012
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    The UKHO has once again successfully delivered another of its internationally accredited marine cartography courses to six overseas hydrographic officers. The six delegates from Bangladesh, Indonesia, Mexico, Oman, Pakistan and Philippines completed the 15 week marine cartography course in December, delivered in support of the Japan Capacity Building Project and funded by the NIPPON Foundation. […]

  • 15 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    Since last Friday fourteen international students from seven countries are on board the RV Celtic Explorer for this year’s Atlantic Summer School. From 12th to 16th September 2014 the students will study cold water coral systems in their living environment in Irish waters. The Atlantic Summer School is a collaboration between the Strategic Marine Alliance […]

  • 11 October 2019
    Authorities & Government, Research & Development, Technology

    A joint initiative between Japan and Scotland will see almost £21 million ($25.7 million) invested into underwater technology projects to promote economic growth opportunities in the Blue Economy. Through a close working relationship between Scottish Enterprise and the Nippon Foundation, £20.9 million will be invested into six R&D projects being developed by 20 companies from […]

  • 6 December 2013
    Business & Finance

    The international advancement of young scientists has assumed a new dimension at the Alfred Wegener Institute: ten scholarship holders from just as many different nations will be embarking a ten-month traineeship as ocean experts this week. The Japanese Nippon Foundation and POGO (Partnership for Observation of the Global Oceans) have selected the Alfred Wegener Institute […]

  • 31 January 2014
    Business & Finance

    For a fifth consecutive year, the United Kingdom Hydrographie Office (UKHO) has delivered a successful outcome from its internationally renowned and accredited marine cartography courses to a group of students drawn from seven nations. Students from the Hydrographie Organisations of Algeria. Bulgaria, Solomon Islands, Sri-Lanka, Thailand. Trinidad and Tobago, and Japan arrived at the UKHO […]

  • 6 November 2018
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    The first regional mapping meeting for The Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project was recently held in Stockholm, covering the Arctic, Antarctic and North Pacific regions. The meeting brought together leading ocean mapping experts, oceanographers, scientists and private companies to discuss various technical elements of the Project including data acquisition, visualisation, expedition coordination and the role […]

  • 23 May 2018
    Business & Finance

    Fugro has received a formal commendation from the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for advancing global ocean mapping. The recognition came during a recent industry briefing with Fugro and NOAA about The Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project, a global initiative to map the world’s oceans by the year 2030, the company said. Over […]

  • 12 June 2020
    Business developments & projects, Collaboration, Infrastructure, Innovation, Research & Development, Technology, Vessels

    A Japanese consortium of Marubeni Corporation, Tryangle, Mitsui E&S Shipbuilding, and the City of Yokosuka has secured a place in the Joint Technological Development Programme for the Demonstration of Unmanned Ships led by The Nippon Foundation.

  • 27 July 2018
    Business & Finance

    International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) has appointed Fugro’s government accounts director for the Americas region, David Millar, to serve on the Guiding Committee of the General Bathymetric Chart of the Oceans (GEBCO) Project. GEBCO is a non-profit organisation operating under the joint auspices of the IHO and the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of the United Nations Educations, Scientific and […]