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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, 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

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.

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GEBCO Spotlight

New global initiatives announced for mapping the entire ocean floor

The Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project announces new global initiatives for mapping the entire ocean floor.

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.

Latest News

Sir Anthony Laughton FRS
Tribute to Sir Anthony Laughton FRS

It is with great sadness that we have learnt that Sir Anthony Laughton FRS died in September 2019. The GEBCO community would like to express its sadness at this news and also to celebrate Tony’s contribution to GEBCO.

Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE Teams meet with the Prime Minister of Japan (Shinzo Abe, fourth from right) and the Chairman of the Nippon Foundation, Yohei Sasakawa (fifth from right)
XPRIZE Teams meet Prime Minister of Japan

Members of the GEBCO-NF Alumni Team, winners of the four million dollar Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE in May this year, recently met with the Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, in Tokyo to discuss their winning entry from this international seafloor mapping challenge.

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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 Shin Tani, Chair GEBCO Guiding Committee, Japan
Shin Tani

Chair GEBCO Guiding Committee
Japan

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Prof. Martin Jakobsson, Vice-Chair GEBCO Guiding Committee, Stockholm University, Sweden
Martin Jakobsson

Vice-Chair GEBCO Guiding Committee
Stockholm University, Sweden

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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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Dr. Robin Falconer, Immediate past Chair of the GEBCO Guiding Committee, New Zealand
Robin Falconer

Immediate past Chair of the GEBCO Guiding Committee
New Zealand

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Dr. Marzia Rovere, Member of the GEBCO Guiding Committee, ISMAR, Italy
Marzia Rovere

Member of the GEBCO Guiding Committee
ISMAR, Italy

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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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