ABOUT THE PROJECT
EOMAP has successfully provided current high-resolution Satellite Derived Bathymetry for the European EMODnetBathymetry. EMODnet Bathymetry is a consortium of 41 European hydrographic offices and oceanographic institutions, research centres and commercial data providers.
Up-to-date, high-resolution bathymetric data is increasingly important for a large number of applications, such as hydrodynamic modelling, sediment transport, cable routing, coastal planning, resource exploration and military and defence. The EMODnet Bathymetry portal offers access to high resolution sampled grid of bathymetric survey data and meta information provided by the network partners. These data are being harmonized and used to create a seamless European bathymetric grid.
“EOMAP as a key partner of EMODnet Bathymetry provides high-resolution satellite derived bathymetry for shallow water and supports our European wide bathymetric data grid in areas poorly, if not at all covered by conventional surveyed data. In previous releases these areas were interpolated with potentially high uncertainties. Now, with using Satellite Derived Bathymetry information, the Digital Terrain Model (DTM) product is constrained by physically derived data in these areas, providing much higher detail,” explains Thierry Schmitt, project coordinator at EMODnet Bathymetry.
EMODnet Bathymetry applies SeaDataNet standards and services for discovery and access to its bathymetric data resources. SeaDataNetis the leading infrastructure in Europe for marine and ocean data management.