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 Nippon Foundation alone cannot achieve the objectives of this ambitious project. We will need the support of diverse stakeholders, including maritime corporations and technical experts. It is crucial that the ocean community comes together to achieve this goal.”He was joined by ocean-mapping experts, who emphasized that understanding the bathymetry of the global ocean is imperative for improving maritime navigation, and also for enhancing our ability to predict climate change and monitor marine biodiversity and resources. A comprehensive map of the seafloor will assist global efforts to combat pollution, aid marine conservation, forecast tsunami, and better understand tides, wave action, and sediment transport.Satinder Bindra has been appointed director for the project. The project draws on the experience of a growing network of more than 28 institutions and organizations around the world. The project will operate in four regional centers, each with responsibility for a region of the world’s ocean, with a global center based at the UK National Oceanography Center.
Tag Archive: 爱上海ZC
The final score at McDonagh Park in Nenagh was Tipp 1-11 Offaly 0-11They now go into the national final, which is expected to take place next month.The second semi final to decide who Tipperary’s opposition will be will take place tonight.
Finance and Development Planning Minister Amara Konneh says when the 55-kilometer road linking Gbarma to Weasua is completed it will enhance business activities for local entrepreneurs, and create the needed opportunities to improve the standard of living of the citizens.Speaking at the groundbreaking ceremony of the road project held in Tekpeimah on last Saturday, Minister Konneh said, “On behalf of the President and Vice President of Liberia, we are happy to be here and to appreciate the citizens of this district for being peaceful and contributing to the country’s reconstruction.” He believes the road project, when started, will also create job opportunities for one hundred youths within Gbarma District. “Each town will get people working on this road, we will recruit young people from each town like Gbarma, Zoowo, Tekpeimah, Belle Bassa and Sawmill Camp to work and generate income for their households in the period of two years,’’ he assured.Minister Konneh indicated that the road construction would begin in two phases: the first phase will start from Weasua to Gbarma, while the second phase will continue from Gbarma to Tekpeimah to speed up the process.The cost of the project is valued at US$3.2M and will be completed in two years, Minister Konneh said.He further revealed that the Government of Liberia will construct a police depot, a 10 bedroom clinic and an elementary school for the people of Gbarma District. He noted that at the moment there is ongoing negotiation with Cellcom GSM Company to provide telecommunication for the people of Gbarma District.The ceremony brought together President Pro Temp Armah Zolu Jallah and members of the Gbarpolu Legislative Caucus, Superintendents, Commissioners, Town Chiefs, Students, and Elders of Gbarma District.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)