“Bathymetry” is the study of underwater depth of ocean floors or lake floors. In other words, bathymetry is the underwater equivalent to hypsometry or topography and a crucial source of data and information enabling many economic and scientific activities at sea.
The European Marine Observation and Data Network (EMODnet) has recently release an upgraded version of their popular Digital Terrain Model, which is a key reference for government, science and industry. The new release has benefitted from significant developments and expert input and is used in a range of applications, from marine science to sustainable ocean governance and blue economy activities. DTM provides users easy and free access to high quality bathymetric data.
Read more on EMODnet website
EMODnet is a network of organisations supported by the EU’s maritime policy. These organisations work together to observe the sea, process the data according to international standards and make that information freely available as interoperable data layers and data products.
- Publication date
- 27 January 2021
- Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries