The following are links to associated organisations, projects and useful data sets

Associated organisations and groups
  • International Hydrographic Organization (IHO)
  • Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC)
  • IHO Data Center for Digital Bathymetry (IHO DCDB)
  • IHO Inter-Regional Coordination Committee (IHO IRCC)
  • IHO Crowd-Sourced Bathymetry Working Group (CSBWG)
  • Regional Hydrographic Commissions (RHC)
  • Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR)
Databases and resources
  • Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI), Bremerhaven, Germany
  • Baltic Sea Bathymetry Database (BSBD)
  • Bathymetric Data Centre at the Bundesamt für Seeschifffahrt und Hydrographie (BSH), Germany
  • Blue Marble next generation
  • British Oceanographic Data Centre (BODC), Liverpool, UK
  • Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping - Joint Hydrographic Center (CCOM-JHC), Durham, USA
  • Digbath250 — vector attributed digital bathymetry of United Kingdom (UK) and adjacent European waters, British Geological Survey
  • European Directory of Marine Environmental Data (EDMED)
  • European Marine Observation and Data Network (EMODnet bathymetry) portal
  • International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange (IODE) of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO  Manuals and Guides
  • GeoMapApp, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Palisades, USA
  • Geoscience Australia — bathymetry data information
  • Geo-Seas — Pan-European Infrastructure for the Management of Marine and Ocean Geological and Geophysical Data
  • GEOSS — the Global Earth Observation System of Systems
  • Generic Mapping Tools (GMT) — open source software for viewing and manipulating geographic and Cartesian data sets, including gridding, plotting, filtering, projecting etc.
  • Great Lakes bathymetry
  • IHO catalogue of publications
  • IHO Data Center for Digital Bathymetry (IHO DCDB)
  • The Integrated Mapping For the Sustainable Development of Ireland’s Marine Resource (INFOMAR)
  • INSPIRE Portal and MEDIN Bathymetry Data Archive Centre
  • International cruise information for ocean-going research vessels
  • Marine Geophysics Data Management System (MGDS), Palisades, USA
  • US National Centers For Environmental Information (NCEI) (NCEI), Boulder, USA
  • National Oceanography Centre (NOC), UK
  • NAUTILUS Portal — find out about data availability at SISMER, France
  • New Zealand bathymetry — National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA)
  • Ocean Data View (ODV) — software for viewing and analyzing oceanographic and other geo-referenced data
  • Ocean Mapping Group (OMG), University of New Brunswick, Canada
  • Ocean Teacher — a training resource for data and information management related to oceanography and marine meteorology
  • SeaDataNet — pan-european network providing on-line integrated databases of marine environmental data
  • Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) Antarctic Digital Database (ADD)
  • Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) — land elevation data
  • Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SOPAC) Applied Geoscience and Technology Division
  • SRTM30_PLUS — SRTM30, coastal and ridge multibeam, estimated topography
  • Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) data portal, British Geological Survey
  • NOAA Tsunami Inundation Digital Elevation Models (DEMs), US National Centers for Environmental Information
International organisations
  • IHO/IAG Advisory Board on the Law of the Sea (ABLOS)
  • Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea (DOALOS), UN
  • GEOHAB - Marine Geological and Biological Habitat Mapping
  • Group on Earth Observations (GEO)
  • International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange (IODE)
  • InterRidge
  • International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS) Commission on Geoscience Education, Training and Technology Transfer (COGE)
  • OneGeology
  • Partnership for Observation of the Global Oceans (POGO)
  • Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR)
Limits of oceans and seas
Ocean mapping projects
  • Baltic Sea Bathymetry Database (BSBD)
  • European Marine Observation and Data Network (EMODnet) Bathymetry
  • International Bathymetric Chart of the Arctic Ocean (IBCAO)
  • International Bathymetric Chart of the Caribbean & Gulf of Mexico (IBCCA)
  • International Bathymetric Chart of the Central Eastern Atlantic (IBCEA)
  • International Bathymetric Chart of the Mediterranean (IBCM)
  • International Bathymetric Chart of the South East Pacific (IBCSEP)
  • International Bathymetric Chart of the Southern Ocean (IBCSO)
  • International Bathymetric Chart of the Western Indian Ocean (IBCWIO)
  • International Bathymetric Chart of the Western Pacific (IBCWP)
  • GEBCO/Nippon Foundation Indian Ocean Bathymetric Compilation Project
Related publications
Undersea features
  • GEBCO Gazetteer of Undersea Feature Names
  • Advisory Committee on Undersea Features (ACUF)
Worldwide seafloor swath-mapping systems
  • Worldwide seafloor swath-mapping systems (March 2008), compiled and maintained by Norman CherkisDownload as Microsoft Excel spreadsheet (144 KB)

If you wish your site to be added to this list please email the GEBCO Permanent Secretary, Mr David Wyatt in the first instance.

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