GEBCO Guidelines

The International Hydrographic Organization/Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission publication B-7, "Guidelines for the General Bathymetric Chart of the Oceans", details the organisational structure of GEBCO and provides information on the management of bathymetric data.

Please note: This publication is currently under revision.

Terms of reference and rules of procedure for GEBCO's committees

  • Joint IHO-IOC Guiding Committee for GEBCO Adobe PDF document of the Terms of Reference and Rules of Procedure for the Joint IHO-IOC Guiding Committee for GEBCO (149 KB)
  • Sub-Committee on Regional Undersea Mapping (SCRUM) Adobe PDF document of the Terms of Reference of the GEBCO Sub-Committee on Regional Undersea Mapping (SCRUM) (69 KB)
  • Technical Sub-Commitee on Ocean Mapping (TSCOM) TSCOM's Terms of Reference and Rules of Procedure (211 KB)
  • Sub-Committee on Undersea Feature Names (SCUFN) SCUFN's Terms of Reference and Rules of Procedure (42 KB)

Guidelines and nomenclature for undersea feature names

Guidelines and nomenclature are contained in IHO-IOC Publication B-6 "Standardisation of Undersea Feature Names", this is available from GEBCO's web site.

A copy of this document can be accessed from the GEBCO Gazetteer of Undersea Feature Names web page.



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