Report fromthe IHO-IOC joint Guiding Committeefor GEBCO
Shin TANIChair, GGC
to IRCC11 at GENOVAJune 4 2019
List of GGC members– as of 3 June 2019
IHO Appointed Members: Term Period:Mr Shin Tani (Japan) (Chair of GGC)(2018-2023)*Dr Hyo Hyun Sung (Republic of Korea) (2014-2019)*Dr Graham Allen (United Kingdom)(2015-2020)Mr David Millar (USA) (2018-2023)Mr Evert Flier (Norway) (2019-2024)IOC Appointed Members:DrMarziaRovere(Italy) (2014-2019)Dr Johnathan Kool (Australia) (2016-2021)CaptLeonidShalnov(Russian Federation) (2016-2021)Dr Martin Jakobsson (Sweden) (Vice-chair of GGC) (2018-2023)Lt Dr KarolinaZwolak(Poland) (2018-2023)Ex-Officios:DrVickiFerrini(USA) (Chair of SCRUM)MrThierry Schmitt (France) (Chair of TSCOM)MrHyun-ChulHan (Republic of Korea) (Chair of SCUFN)DrHyo Hyun Sung (Republic of Korea) (Chair of interim SCOPE)MsJennifer Jencks (USA) (Director of IHO-DCDB)
Progress on IRCC-10 Action Items
Decision 1:to approve the GEBCO Work Plan 2018-2019 (Annex B of doc. IRCC10-07I).Recommendations to RHC:Continue to encourage RHCs to organize contribution of bathymetric data in shallower coastal areas from their member states to GEBCO in order to support the production of higher resolution gridded data products of GEBCO;Encourage RHCs to invite and communicate with GEBCO members to their meetingsDecision 2:to note the reports under agenda item 7 (docs. IRCC10-07A to I).There wereno specific actions on the GGCfrom IRCC10.
35thmeeting of the GEBCO Guiding Committee (GGC)Canberra, Australia,15 to 16 November 2018, chaired by Mr. Shin Tani (Japan)Technical Sub-Committee on Ocean Mapping (TSCOM),Sub-Committee on Regional Undersea Mapping (SCRUM)Outreach Working GroupCanberra, Australia,12 to 13 November 2018, chaired byDr.Karen Marks (USA), (Chair of the TSCOM), and Dr VickiFerrini(USA)(Chair of the SCRUM)The GEBCO Symposium, Canberra, Australia, 14 November 2018.102 delegates from 22 Member States participated across the five days.The Sub-Committee for Undersea Feature Names (SCUFN)Wellington, New Zealand, 23 to 27 October 2018,chaired by Dr Hans-WernerSchenke(Germany).
major issues discussed at GGC35
SCRUM and beyondIndian Ocean Bathymetric Compilation (IOBC)North Atlantic Seabed Mapping ProjectInternational Bathymetric Chart of the Arctic Ocean (IBCAO)International Bathymetric Chart of the Southern Ocean (IBCSO)Canadian Hydrographic Service (CHS) activitiesEuropean Marine Observation and Data Network (EMODnet) Bathymetry Digital Terrain Model (DTM) 09/2018 developmentsIstitutoIdrograficoDella Marina (IIM) of Italy in the Arctic regionthe Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) and its relevance to GEBCO and Seabed 2030 project.
major issues discussed at GGC35
SCRUM and beyondReports from IHO DCDBCSB,RosepointNavigation and VOSTSCOM (incl. New Chair/Vice Chair)SCUFN (incl. New Chair /Vice Chair, B-6)Outreach (incl. Establishment of new Sub-Committee SCOPE)Seabed 2030Work Plan 2019-2020New Chair and Vice-Chair of GGC
2nd “GEBCO Symposium”
FormerlyGEBCO Bathymetric Science Daysince 2006Well attended, and many good papers presented(20 presentations)
Revision ofRoPof GGC
To be concordant with other IHO Subsidiary body, change the term of Chair/Vice Chair from five years to three years, to read;2.1The Chair and Vice-Chair shall be elected by the Committee from the voting Members of the Committee and normally should be from different parent organizations. The Chair and Vice-Chair are each elected forup toafivethree-year term, but not exceeding their current membership of the Committee. They can be re-elected foroneadditional term by the Committee. The Chair shall conduct the business of the Committee. If the Chair is unable to carry out the duties of the office, the Vice-Chair shall assume the Chair with the same powers and duties.
Actions Required of IRCC
Note the contents of this report(IRCC11-07I1);Endorse the revision of the Rules of Procedure of Guiding Committee.Continue to encourage RHCs to organize contribution of bathymetric data in shallower coastal areas from their member states to GEBCO in order to support the production of higher resolution gridded data products of GEBCO;Encourage RHCs to invite and communicate with GEBCO members to their meetings as appropriate;Consider the establishment of much stronger linkages mechanism between RHCs and RDACCs of Seabed 2030:andTake any actions deemed necessary.