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Survey Questionnaire Purpose: The purpose of this survey is to inform the development of Seabed 2030 benefits analysis and prioritisation modelling. These are models that will inform business case development and justification for Seabed 2030 to deliver on its mission, to map our ocean seabed by 2030.
The survey is intended to be addressed by bodies and agencies who discharge national, regional and international responsibilities for seabed mapping and people engaged in the acquisition, production, and use of seabed mapping data, drawn from the global community of hydrographic and oceanographic authorities;  and other government agencies.
Survey Questionnaire Structure: The survey questionnaire consists of the following 6 parts, Part A to F:
Part A: Survey Questionnaire Stakeholder Profile and Responder Contact Details.

Part B: National Jurisdiction Seabed Mapping [Including Your Adopted Prioritisation Approach] – Nine questions to understand your Nation’s adopted approach towards seabed mapping, with a focus on the planning, acquisition, production, and implementation of seabed mapping within your nation EEZ / area of jurisdiction, including any prioritisation approach you have adopted to support your seabed mapping area decision-making.

Part C: High Seas Seabed Mapping Benefits - Thirteen questions to capture your guidance and opinion on High Seas Seabed Mapping resulting benefits [SMP1] .

Part D: Seabed 2030 previous global community engagement findings validation of findings with mapping community - Six questions to capture guidance from National Hydrographic Office community on previous engagement survey findings [SMP2].

Part E: Participation Going Forward, seeking confirmation if you would like to participate in future engagement work on the Seabed Mapping global coverage benefits analysis and prioritisation [Future participation options being (i) to be informed, (ii) participate in informing interviews, and/or (iii) participate in specific Seabed Mapping benefits analysis and prioritisation model development community workshops and/or roundtable events].

Part F: Additional Comments / Suggestions / Recommendations.
Survey close, next steps and thank you.
The survey overall, consists of 30 questions and will require approximately 45 minutes to complete.
Seabed 2030 and the WITS team welcome your participation and contribution to this key study. Supporting document/s or further details on seabed mapping data considerations responders feel may be useful and wish to share are most welcome, and these may be sent to
Rest assured that all personal information will be treated with utmost confidentiality.
For clarifications or inquiries, Gary Hesling via email on
Thank you very for participating in this critically important survey for Seabed 2030.
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