Call for cooperation to holders of additional bathymetric survey data

22 June 2011

Besides aiming at producing and delivering a detailed digital bathymetry the EMODnet project is also aiming at compiling a complete overview of multibeam and single beam surveys for Europe's maritime basins as managed by public and private sources. These references will be included in the metadata discovery service. So far the inventory covers more than 7000 surveys from public authorities, hydrographic services and research institutes, but private sector entries are still lacking.

Holders of additional bathymetric survey data from public and private sector are called to come forward to include their survey metadata. Because that way it will be possible to assess the present coverage of European waters with high resolution surveys and to estimate the effort required to complete gaps in coverage by new surveys which is a key question for the EU. Please contact the EMODnet team using the feedback button at the portal. Also feedback on the present services and products are welcome for improving the portal.