GEBCO's first global bathymetric grid, the GEBCO One Minute Grid, was released in 2003. Since then a number of GEBCO grids have been published, with the latest release being available here.
Download compressed files containing the referenced historical GEBCO grids, in netCDF format, and accompanying metadata from the links below.
|Grid name||Latest release year||Grid interval|
|GEBCO One Minute Grid||2008||One arc-minute|
|GEBCO_2019 SID||2019||15 arc-seconds|
A global grid at one arc-minute intervals. Originally published in 2003, last updated in 2008. The data set is largely based on bathymetric contours from the Centenary Edition of the GEBCO Digital Atlas.
A global grid at 30 arc-second intervals. Originally published in 2014, last updated in April 2015. The data set is largely based on a database of ship-track soundings with interpolation between soundings guided by satellite-derived gravity data. Where they improve on this model, data sets generated from other methods are included.
The grid is accompanied by a Source Identifier Grid (SID). This indicates if the corresponding cells in the GEBCO_2014 Grid are based on soundings, pre-generated grids or interpolation.
This data set was originally published as part of the GEBCO_2019 Grid release in April 2019. This data set has now been replaced by a Type Identifier (TID) Grid. This data set identifies the type of data that a grid cell in the GEBCO_2019 Grid is based on. Please see the data set documentation for more information.
Please note that these data sets are superceded by GEBCO's latest bathymetric grid (GEBCO_2019) - released in April 2019.