GEBCO aims to provide the most authoritative publicly available bathymetric data sets for the world's oceans.
In order to assist and encourage further participation in bathymetric grid development work, GEBCO has created a technical reference manual, the IHO-IOC GEBCO Cook Book, on how to build bathymetric grids.
Access a copy of the IHO-IOC GEBCO Cook Book from web pages hosted at the US Dept. of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Laboratory for Satellite Altimetry.
A wide range of topics are included, for example
- gathering data
- data cleaning
- gridding examples
- software overviews
The IHO-IOC GEBCO Cook Book includes input from a number of individuals and organisations, all of whom are experts in their respective fields.
Originally released in October 2012, find out what’s new in the latest (July 2016) update.
The IHO-IOC GEBCO Cook Book is maintained and made available by Chief Editor, Dr Karen Marks.
The citation for this publication is: International Hydrographic Organization, Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, The IHO-IOC GEBCO Cook Book, IHO Publication B-11, Monaco, Dec. 2015, 429 pp - IOC Manuals and Guides 63, France, Dec. 2015, 429 pp
IHO-IOC GEBCO Cook Book update history
The IHO-IOC GEBCO Cook Book was originally released in October 2012. It is updated periodically as new contributions become available. The table below lists the updates to the IHO-IOC GEBCO Cook Book.
New chapter and new topic added: Chapter 15.0 - Map Digitizer Program Version 2.1.0
Contributor: Chaim Keller, The Chai Tables, Israel and John K. Hall, Geological Survey of Israel (Retired), Israel
New chapter and new topic added: 13.0 Mosaics in CARIS
Contributor: Lt. Commander Gustavo Adolfo Gomez-Pimpollo Crespo, Instituto Hidrografico de la Marina, Spain
New chapter and new topic added: 14.0 Nautical Chart Adequacy
Contributors: A. Klemm and J. Nyberg , National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, USA; S. Pe'eri and R. Wigley, Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping, USA; Limor Gur-Arieh, Survey of Israel, Israel; Y. Kamaruddin, National Hydrographic Center of Malaysia, Malaysia; A. Kimeli, H. Kurita, I.B. Prasetyawan, J. Roperez, N. Samarakoon, and M. Vallee, General Bathymetric Chart of the Oceans; J-Y Roh, Korean Hydrographic and Oceanic Administration, Korea; J. Sydenham, United Kingdom Hydrographic, U.K
Chapter 8, Section 8.2.11, References regarding the "remove-restore" procedure have been updated.
Corrections contributed by: Peter Doucette, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, USA.
Chapter 11, "LANDSAT 8 Satellite-Derived Bathymetry" has been replaced with an updated version.
Contributors: S. Pe'eri,B. Madore and L. Alexander, Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping, USA, A. Klemm and A. Armstrong, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, USA, C. Parrish, Oregon State University, USA, C. Azuike, Nigerian Navy Hydrographic Office Lagos, Nigeria, and Eunice N. Tetteh, Ghana National Oceanographic Data Centre, Ghana
New chapter added: 12.0: Digital Terrain Map Editing (DTMediting V1.6)
Contributors: Chaim Keller, The Chai Tables, Israel and John K. Hall, Geological Survey of Israel (Retired), Israel
Chapter 11.0 updated: LANDSAT 8 Satellite-Derived Bathymetry (replaces previous version: LANDSAT 7 Satellite-Derived Bathymetry)
Contributors: S. Pe’eri, B. Madore and L. Alexander, Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping, USA; C. Parrish and A. Armstrong; National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, USA; C. Azuike, Nigerian Navy Hydrographic Office Lagos, Nigeria and Eunice N. Tetteh, Ghana National Oceanographic Data Centre, Ghana
|November 2013||Annex A: Additional Resources section updated|
Updates made to sections 2.1.1 Gridding XYZ Data with Generic Mapping Tools (GMT) and 2.2: Gridding XYZ Data with ArcMap
Contributor: Karolina Chorzewska, University of New Hampshire, USA
New chapter added: 11.0 LANDSAT 7 Satellite-Derived Bathymetry
Contributors: S. Pe’eri, B. Madore and L. Alexander, Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping, USA; C. Parrish and A. Armstrong, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, USA and C. Azuike, Nigerian Navy Hydrographic Office, Lagos, Nigeria
See November 2013 update above.
New chapter added: 8.2.11 Gridding the International Bathymetric Chart of the Arctic Ocean (IBCAO) Version 3.0
Contributors: Martin Jakobsson, Benjamin Hell, and Rezwan Mohammad, Dept. of Geological Sciences, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden; Pauline Weatherall, British Oceanographic Data Centre (BODC), Liverpool, UK and the IBCAO Compilation Team
|February 2013||Addition made to contributors list|