Friday, 23 November 2012

Today's recipe: how to build a bathymetric grid

The General Bathymetric Chart of the Oceans (GEBCO) community aims to provide the most authoritative publicly available bathymetric data sets for the world's oceans.
In order to assist and encourage further participation in bathymetric grid development work, GEBCO has created a technical reference manual, the IHO-IOC GEBCO Cook Book, on how to build bathymetric grids.
Download a copy of the IHO-IOC GEBCO Cook Book Adobe PDF version of 'The IHO_IOC GEBCO Cook Book (14.3 MB).
The IHO-IOC GEBCO Cook Book. ©

The Cook Book recipes

The Cook Book includes input from a number of individuals and organisations, all of whom are experts in their respective fields. It is aimed to update and extend it with new contributions as they become available. It includes a wide range of topics, for example
  • gathering data
  • data cleaning
  • gridding examples
  • software overviews
The Cook Book is maintained and made available by the Chairperson of the GEBCO Cook Book Working Group, Dr Karen Marks, at the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Laboratory for Satellite Altimetry.


The IHO-IOC GEBCO Cook Book (2012). IHO publication B-11, IOC Manuals and Guides 63, 221pp.

On behalf of the project, GEBCO’s bathymetric grids are maintained and made available by the British Oceanographic Data Centre (BODC).

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