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Data set name

Digital Version of the First Edition of the International Bathymetric Chart of the Mediterranean (IBCM)

Data holding centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time periodDate of publication of bathymetric charts used for start date
OngoingYes
Geographical area

Mediterranean Sea and Black Sea

Observations 
Parameters

Bathymetry and Elevation

Instruments

Single-beam echosounders

Description 
Summary

The data set consists of digital bathymetric contours taken from the International Bathymetric Chart of the Mediterranean (IBCM) chart series. Most of the IBCM sheets depict contours at depths at 0m (coastline), 20m, 50m, 100m, and 200m, and at 200m intervals thereafter, although the actual contours displayed vary slightly from sheet to sheet. The data set is included in the GEBCO Digital Atlas (GDA). Through the GDA software interface the IBCM bathymetric contours can be exported in ASCII or shapefile format. The 10 sheets of the IBCM chart series are on a Mercator Projection at a scale of 1:1 million (at 38 N). The Black Sea is included at a scale of 1:2 million. The IBCM (1st Edition) chart series was published by the Head Department of Navigation and Oceanography of the USSR Ministry of Defence, St. Petersburg, under the auspices of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO 1981. The bathymetric contours and coastlines from the IBCM sheets were digitised. Error checking and quality control work on the data set was carried out at BODC. The digital data set was first made available in 1988.

OriginatorsNavy Main Administration of Navigation and Oceanography, Ministry of Defence
References

IOC, IHO, and BODC (2003) International Bathymetric Chart of the Mediterranean (IBCM), included as part of the GEBCO Digital Atlas,

Data web sitehttp://www.bodc.ac.uk/products/bodc_products/gebco/
Availability 
OrganisationBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
AvailabilityLicence; distribution cost charge
ContactPolly Hadžiabdić (Head of the BODC Requests Team)
Address

British Oceanographic Data Centre
Joseph Proudman Building 6 Brownlow Street
Liverpool
Merseyside
L3 5DA
United Kingdom

Telephone+44 (0) 151 795 4884
Emailenquiries@bodc.ac.uk
Administration 
Collating centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier1048027
Global identifier171
Last revised2010-09-21