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A digital gazetteer of the names of features on the seafloor

Displaying name data from the GEBCO Gazetteer of Undersea Feature NamesThe GEBCO Sub-Committee on Undersea Feature Names (SCUFN) maintains and makes available a digital gazetteer of the names, generic feature type and geographic position of features on the seafloor.

The gazetteer is available to view and download via a web map application, hosted by the International Hydrographic Organization Data Centre for Digital Bathymetry (IHO DCDB) co-located with the US National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI).

The data are available in a number of formats including spreadsheet, shapefile, KML, WMS and ArcGIS layer and can be accessed as a REST-style API.

Name proposals can be submitted to SCUFN for consideration for inclusion in the gazetteer.

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Data set acknowledgement

Please include the following citation when data from the gazetteer are used or reproduced in reports, presentations and other products:

IHO-IOC GEBCO Gazetteer of Undersea Feature Names, www.gebco.net

Names proposals

To submit a name proposal, download and return a name proposal submission form

  • English version Microsoft Word version of the undersea feature name proposal form (English) (48 KB) Adobe PDF version of the undersea feature name proposal form (English) (208 KB)
  • French version Microsoft Word version of the undersea feature name proposal form (French) (49 KB) Adobe pdf version of the undersea feature name proposal form (French) (265 KB)
  • Spanish version Microsoft Word version of the undersea feature name proposal form (Spanish) (49 KB) Adobe pdf version of the undersea feature name proposal form (Spanish) (253 KB)

Return forms to

International Hydrographic Organization (IHO)
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Fax: +377 93 10 81 40
E-Mail: info@iho.int

Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission
UNESCO
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75700 Paris
France
Fax: +33 145 86 58 12
E-Mail: info@unesco.org
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