• IHO Logo
  • IOC of UNESCO Logo

From the coast to the deepest trench

  • IHO Logo
  • IOC of UNESCO Logo

The founding meeting of GEBCO, in 1903, led by HSH Prince Albert I of Monaco. Image courtesy: Collection Musée océanographique de Monaco.From the coast to the deepest trench

For over a century GEBCO has been mapping the world’s seafloor from the coast to the deepest trench.

Access an article in Hydro International magazine that outlines GEBCO's development from its early bathymetric chart production through to the development of bathymetric grids.

In June this year GEBCO will co-host with the Nippon Foundation of Japan an international conference: the Forum for Future of Ocean Floor mapping. The Forum will bring together ocean experts with the goal of sharing knowledge and expertise and building collaborations to accelerate our ability to accurately portray the shape of the world’s ocean floor.

Similar news
Coverage of ships tracklines along which bathymetric depth measurements have been made in the Indian Ocean area west of Australia
Archive of historical GEBCO charts now available online

The historical GEBCO paper chart series archive is now available to view online.

Survey lines showing where depth data has been collected by ships
Atlantis found?

Strange features on the ocean floor? The 'mystery' is explained. Find out more about the GEBCO_08 Grid and how it was developed.