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New release of the EMODnet bathymetric grid

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Release of the latest EMODnet bathymetric grid

Imagery from the new EMODnet bathymetric gridEMODnet is a project, funded by the European Commission, to bring together marine data into interoperable, continuous and publicly available bathymetric data sets for complete maritime basins in European waters.

The latest EMODnet digital bathymetric grid, published in October 2016, is now available to download.

GEBCO and the EMODnet Bathymetry team work in collaboration so that data ‘gaps’ in the EMODnet grid are filled with data from GEBCO’s grid and the EMODnet grid is included in the GEBCO global grid.

Through the Sub-Committee on Regional Undersea Mapping (SCRUM), GEBCO is aiming to build on and extend its collaboration with regional mapping groups in order to improve its global bathymetric model.

The number of source data sets used to generate this version of the EMODnet grid has increased from around 7,000 to more than 7,700. In addition, there is a layer showing high resolution bathymetry for selected coastal waters in Europe to test the concept of a multi resolution product.

The source data for the grid are provided by 31 data holders from 18 countries. References to the data sources and their data holders can be found in the source references layer.

The grid is at 1/8 arc minute intervals (around 230 metres).

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