Hard copy charts

Find out how to obtain a range of printed charts, publications and digital products.

The bathymetry data shown on the map is based upon the GEBCO_08 Grid. The land imagery is taken from the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) Blue Marble data set.

Poster Area Remarks Cost
GEBCO World Map Global Mercator Projection, on a scale of 1:35 million at the Equator
Access a digital copy of the map

The charts were published by the Canadian Hydrographic Service between 1975 and 1982. The bathymetric contours digitised from these charts formed the basis for the first release of the GEBCO Digital Atlas (GDA) in 1994. Since then the GDA has been updated in some areas with more recent bathymetric compilations.

Flat sheets Area Remarks
16 Sheets   Mercator Projection, on a scale of 1:10 million at the Equator
2 Sheets Polar regions Polar Stereographic Projection to 64 latitude, on a scale of 1:6 million (at 75 latitude)
1 Sheet World (being a photoreduction of the above) Mercator Projection, on a scale of 1:35 million (at the Equator); Polar insets 1:25 million (at 75 latitude)
1 Full set World Full set of 19 sheets (flat) and Supporting Volume
1 Boxed set World Boxed Set containing all 19 sheets (folded) and Supporting Volume
Order from: Canada, IHB

The International Bathymetric Chart (IBC) series are a set of regional mapping projects of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO.

International Bathymetric Chart of the Mediterranean (IBCM)
Flat Sheets Area Remarks Source
10 Sheets, individual sheets Mediterranean Sea & Black Sea Scale of 1:1 million (at 38°N) UK
Complete set (10 Sheets) Mediterranean Sea & Black Sea As above UK
1 Sheet Mediterranean Sea & Black Sea Scale of 1:5 million (at 38°N); Black Sea 1:10 million UK
Find out more about the IBCM
IBCM Geological/Geophysical Chart Series

1.1 Bouguer Gravity Anomalies (IBCM-G)
1.2 Seismicity (IBCM-S)
1.3 Thickness of Plio-Quaternary Sediments (IBCM-PQ)
1.4 Unconsolidated Bottom Surface Sediments (IBCM-Sed)
1.5 Magnetic Anomalies (IBCM-M) (1:5M sheet not yet available)

Flat Sheets Area Remarks Source
10 Sheets, individual sheets Mediterranean Sea & Black Sea Scale of 1:1 million (at 38°N) UK
Complete set (10 Sheets) Mediterranean Sea & Black Sea As above UK
1 Sheet Mediterranean Sea & Black Sea Scale of 1:5 million (at 38°N); Black Sea 1:10 million UK
Access digital copies of some of the charts
IBCM Supporting Volume
  • Chapter 1 General and Bathymetry (Reprinted June 1997, now under review)
  • Chapter 2 The Bouguer Gravity Map of the Mediterranean Sea (IBCM-G)
  • Chapter 3 Thickness of Plio-Quaternary Sediments (IBCM-PQ)
  • Chapter 4 Investigating instrumental seismicity data sources for the Mediterranean region (IBCM-S)
  • Chapter 5 Unconsolidated Bottom Surface Sediments (IBCM-Sed)(awaited)
  • Chapter 6 The Magnetic Anomalies of the Eastern Mediterranean revisited and the Black Sea ones presented
  • Seismicity catalogue

Order from the UK

International Bathymetric Chart of the Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico (IBCCA)
Charts Sheets published Scale
International Bathymetric Chart of the Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico (IBCCA) Digital bathymetric contours for all sheets (except 1.10, 1.12, and 1.16) available on CD-ROM Scale of 1:1M (at 15N)
Visit the IBCCA web site for further information.
International Bathymetric Chart of the Central Eastern Atlantic (IBCEA)
Charts Sheets published Scale
International Bathymetric Chart of the Central Eastern Atlantic (IBCEA) Digital bathymetric contours from sheets 1.01, 1.06, 1.08, 1.09, 1.10, 1.11, and 1.12 available on CD-ROM Scale of 1:1M at 20°N
Find out more about the IBCEA
International Bathymetric Chart of the Western Indian Ocean (IBCWIO)
Chart Sheets Published Scale
International Bathymetric Chart of the Western Indian Ocean (IBCWIO) Paper sheets 1.04 and 1.07 published by the German Hydrographic Office, Hamburg Scale of 1:1M at the Equator
Find out more about the IBCWIO

International Bathymetric Chart of the Arctic Ocean (IBCAO)
Chart Sheets Published Scale Price
International Bathymetric Chart of the Arctic Ocean (IBCAO)

Version 3.0 (2012) of the IBCAO Grid is available to download.

PDF images created from the grid are available to download

Find out more about the IBCAO
International Bathymetric Chart of the Western Pacific (IBCWP)

No sheets published yet.

International Bathymetric Chart of the South-East Pacific (IBCSEP)

See IBCSEP web site for information on chart preparation and availability.

The following publications (B-6, B-7, and B-8) are maintained by the International Hydrographic Bureau, Monaco

IHB Publication B-6 'Standardization of Undersea Feature Names'

This publication can be downloaded from GEBCO's web site, the following language versions are available

  • English/French
  • English/Spanish
  • English/Korean
  • English/Japanese
  • English/Russian
  • English/Chinese

Each publication contains a form for submission of proposals for names of undersea features. In the hope that all oceanographic institutes and (more importantly) all oceanographic research vessels could carry copies of this publication and submit proposals for names of newly discovered features to the GEBCO Sub-Committee on Undersea Feature Names (SCUFN).

B-7: GEBCO Guidelines for the General Bathymetric Chart of the Oceans

This publication is currently under revision and is not available.

B-8: Gazetteer of Geographical Names of Undersea Features

Find out how to access the Gazetteer.

  1. The Geological/Geophysical Atlas of the Indian Ocean (English/Russian; published 1975)
  2. The International Geological/Geophysical Atlas of the Atlantic Ocean (English/Russian; published 1991)
  3. The International Geological/Geophysical Atlas of the Pacific Ocean (English/Russian; in press 2003)
  4. Russian Navy Atlas of the Oceans
    Volume 1 Pacific Ocean
    Volume 2 Atlantic & Indian Oceans
    Volume 3 Arctic Ocean
    Volume 4 Straits of the World Ocean
    Volume 5 Man and the Oceans

(Volumes 1, 2, and 3 are Russian only, but they come with a separate booklet: 'English version of the Foreword, Contents and Index'. Volume 4 is bilingual English/Russian, Volume 5 is in English, available on disk.)

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