GEBCO aims to provide the most authoritative, publicly available bathymetry data sets for the world’s oceans.
Gridded Bathymetry Data
GEBCO’s gridded bathymetric data sets are global terrain models for ocean and land, and includes the GEBCO 2014 Grid, a global 30 arc-second interval grid. The grids are available to download or access through Web Map Services.
Data & Products
GEBCO produces and makes available a range of bathymetric data sets and products. This includes a global bathymetric grid; gazetteer of undersea feature names, a Web Map Service and printable maps of ocean bathymetry.
Seabed 2030 is a collaborative project between the Nippon Foundation and GEBCO. It aims to bring together all available bathymetric data to produce the definitive map of the world ocean floor by 2030 and make it available to all.
GEBCO-Nippon Foundation Alumni Team competing in Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE final
The GEBCO-Nippon Foundation Alumni Team has confirmed the successful completion of its first 24-hour sea-trials, in preparation for the final round of the Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE.
Latest Stats and information
How deep are the oceans?
The deepest depth measured so far in the oceans is around 10,920m in the Challenger Deep, part of the Mariana Trench, in the Northwest Pacific Ocean. For comparison, Mount Everest is around 8,850m high.
Over 1,300 seafloor 'mountains' named
The GEBCO Gazetteer of Undersea Feature Names includes names for over 1,300 seamounts, (elevations on the seafloor over 1,000m high).
Training program now in 15th year
Since 2004, the Nippon Foundation/GEBCO Training Program has trained 90 students from 39 countries in seafloor mapping through a one-year postgraduate course held at the University of New Hampshire, USA.
International Symposium to be held in Monaco, June 2019
The symposium on a historical approach for measuring and protecting of World Oceans and Waters will be held in June 2019 as one of the events of the IHO centenary celebrations.
EMODnet - new high resolution DTM
An upgraded version of the EMODnet Bathymetry Digital Terrain Model (DTM) for the European Seas has just been released.
General Bathymetric Chart of the Oceans
GEBCO's aim is to provide the most authoritative publicly-available bathymetry of the world's oceans. It operates under the joint auspices of the International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) and the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) (of UNESCO).