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Layer Info
Category Environmental conditions
Editable No
Data Source EMODnet-Bathymetry
10-20 meters
20-40 meters
40-100 meters
100-250 meters
250-500 meters
500-1000 meters
more than 1000 meters

Description[edit | edit source]

Bathymetry is the underwater equivalent to hypsometry or topography. Bathymetric (or hydrographic) charts are typically produced to support safety of surface or sub-surface navigation, and usually show seafloor relief or terrain as contour lines (called depth contours or isobaths).

MSP Challenge[edit | edit source]

Bathymetry is a static data layer providing general indications of water depth in a particular area.

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Description[edit | edit source]

The EMODnet data products are based on the continuous average depth grid of one-sixteenth arc-minute. This grid is based on three source types: Individual bathymetric surveys, composite digital terrain data (cDTM) and Satellite-Derived Bathymetry. The latter two have been used whenever the actual survey data was unavailable for direct processing by the EMODnet partners. Whenever data were unavailable GEBCO data has been used to fill in the gaps.

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