SCUFN

GEBCO SUB-COMMITTEE ON UNDERSEA FEATURE NAMES (SCUFN)

Chair: Dr Hyun-Chul HAN (KIGAM, Rep. of Korea)
Vice-Chair:  Dr Yasuhiko OHARA (JODC, Japan)
Secretary: Assistant Director Yves GUILLAM (IHO Secretariat)

 

Objectives
The objectives of the Sub-Committee are to;

  • select undersea feature names define when appropriate the extent of named features;
  • provide advice to individuals and appropriate authorities on the selection of undersea feature names in international waters and, on request, in waters under national jurisdiction
  • encourage the establishment of national boards of geographical names and undersea features, and when such a board does not exist for a given coastal state, co-operate in the naming of seafloor features related to those national waters;
  • prepare and maintain international gazetteers and supplements of undersea feature names;
  • encourage the use of undersea feature names shown on GEBCO products, on other maps, charts, scientific publications, and documents by promulgating them widely;
  • prepare and maintain internationally agreed guidelines for the standardization of undersea feature names and encourage their use;
  • review and address the need for revised or additional terms and definitions for submarine topographic features.
  • maintain close liaison with the UN Group of Experts on Geographical Names and international or national authorities concerned with the naming of undersea features.

 

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