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Gridded Bathymetry Data

GEBCO global bathymetric grid

GEBCO’s gridded bathymetric data sets are global terrain models for ocean and land. The grids are available to download or access through Web Map Services.

Data & Products

Part of the GEBCO world map showing bathymetry from the GEBCO grid and names from the GEBCO Gazetteer of Undersea Feature Names

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

3D view of the GEBCO grid for the Mariana Trench region in the Northwest Pacific Ocean

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.

Map the Gaps Symposium - a GEBCO event on bathymetry

GEBCO Spotlight

Map the Gaps Symposium

Map the Gaps has convened a global event on bathymetry on behalf of GEBCO. Find out how to register and apply to present.

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 18th year

    Since 2004, the Nippon Foundation/GEBCO Training Program has trained students from around the world in seafloor mapping through a one-year postgraduate course held at the University of New Hampshire, USA.

Latest News

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VACANCY: Head of Partnerships for the Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project

Seabed 2030 is recruiting a Head of Parnerships and is seeking applications from professionals with experience and expertise in managing complex international projects with effective use of relevant documentation and systems.

Saildrone Surveyor - collecting data supported by The Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project
Saildrone Surveyor - collecting data supported by The Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project

Saildrone’s flagship autonomous, uncrewed surface vehicle – the Saildrone Surveyor – arrived in Hawaii in July after a groundbreaking 2,250-nautical mile maiden voyage from San Francisco to Honolulu.

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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).

Some of our People
Mr. Evert Flier, Chair, GEBCO Guiding Committee, Norwegian Mapping Authority,
Norway
Evert Flier

Chair, GEBCO Guiding Committee
Norwegian Mapping Authority,
Norway

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Dr. Marzia Rovere, Vice-Chair, GEBCO Guiding Committee, ISMAR, Italy
Marzia Rovere

Vice-Chair
GEBCO Guiding Committee
ISMAR, Italy

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Mr Shin Tani, Immediate past Chair of GEBCO Guiding Committee, Japan
Shin Tani

Immediate past Chair of GEBCO Guiding Committee
Japan

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Prof. Martin Jakobsson, Memeber of the GEBCO Guiding Committee, Stockholm University, Sweden
Martin Jakobsson

Memeber of the GEBCO Guiding Committee
Stockholm University, Sweden

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Dr. Vicki Ferrini, Chair of SCRUM, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, USA
Vicki Ferrini

Chair of the Regional Mapping Sub-Committee
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University, USA

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Prof. Hyo Hyun Sung, Chair of SCUFN, Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources (KIGAM), Republic of Korea
Hyun-Chul Han

Chair of the Undersea Feature
Names Sub-Committee
Korea Institute of Geoscience
and Mineral Resources,
Republic of Korea

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Dr. Karen Marks, NOAA, USA
Karen M Marks

Chair, Cook Book Working Group
NOAA, USA

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Dr. Rochelle Wigley, Director, Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Training Programme, UNH, USA
Rochelle Wigley

Director, Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Training Programme
UNH, USA

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Mr. David Millar, Member of the GEBCO Guiding Committee, Fugro, USA
David Millar

Member of the GEBCO Guiding Committee
Fugro, USA

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